Trustees and Governance

Capable and effective trustees are the cornerstone of any good charity. Their main purpose is to act in the charity's best interest, manage resources responsibly and to act with reasonable skill and care. 

The following information will help make sure your charity builds a strong trustee board, which understands its role and responsibilities. 


Trustee skills audit checklist - Cranfield Trust 0816.pd

Governance health check - Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).pdf

Trustees and fundraising - A practical handbook.pdf

Useful weblinks

Taken on Trust: awareness and effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales - full set of reports (Nov 2017)

Charity Governance Code - Supported by Charity Commission. July 2017

How to talk to trustees about comms - Free downloadable guide from CharityComms

Charity Commission for England and Wales - set up and register a charity, search for a charity, send your charity's annual return. 

Charity Commission for England and Wales Publications - Essential trustee: what you need to know, trustee expenses and payments plus many more essential guides. 

Support for trustee boards from Reach - A great resource for trustees.

Scottish Charity Regulator

Cranfield Trust case studies

Mentoring relationship has immediate effect for re-use charity

Effective service delivery benefits Scottish families affected by imprisonment

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