NICE Rules & Governing Documentation

NICE is a society governed by Rules and abides by core co-operative principles (for example, they are one vote, one member democracies).

You can view NICE society registration documents by clicking on the relevant buttons.

NICE Rules  Amendment to Rules Request   DETI Approval-Amended Rules NICE is incorporated as a Community Benefit Society under the Industrial and Provident Society Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 – this is a type of co-operative owned by the community.  NICE members will be the roof providers and any individual from the public who will support the objectives and invest in the society.


What are community benefit societies?

Community Benefit societies are a particular type of co-operatives which benefit the community more than the members. Usually part of the surplus is placed in a community fund and re-invested into the community. Community Benefit Societies are registered with Department for Enterprise Trade and Investment Northern Ireland under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.

Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) Limited is a Community Benefit Society registered with DETI. Registration number is IP000413. Registered address: Unit 40a, North City Business Centre, 2 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GG. Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE) is member of Co-operatives UK ( and supported by Co-operative Alternatives in Northern Ireland

NICE 2 Community Share Offer Document

You can view or download a copy of this share offer document by clicking here. This second share offer was launched by NICE on 25th April 2016 kindly hosted by one our member organisations Mornington Community Project, Ormeau Road, Belfast.  The share offer closes at the end of NICE AGM on 13th September 2016.

This is what NICE 2nd Community Share Offer has managed to raise so far! This will currently allow NICE to install further to the current 130kW an additional 4 x 12kW