REGULATION AND GOVERNANCE
Charity Commission (England and Wales)
The Charity Regulator for England and Wales is the Charity Commission. Find out more about charities and regulation on their website.
Office for Scottish Charity Regulator
The regulator for charities in Scotland is OSCR: Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.
Managing your charity (England and Wales)
The Charity Commission's guidance on managing your charity.
Managing your charity during Covid-19 pandemic (England and Wales)
The Charity Commission's guidance on managing your charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charity Governance Code
The Charity Governance Code is a tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance.
Other topics in our resources section may also be of interest to Trustees, especially finance, risk, employment, and fundraising.
Effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales
In 2017, Cranfield Trust initiated some research into Trusteeship, in partnership with the Charity Commission, Cass Centre for Charity Excellence, and NCVO.
Essential trustee guide (England and Wales)
The Charity Commission's guidance on what you need to know and do as a charity trustee.
Duties of a Trustee (England and Wales)
Six main duties of a trustee: summary of trustee guidance from The Charity Commission.
Essential Trustee Guide (Scotland)
OSCR's guidance and good practice for charity trustees.
Trustee priorities during a crisis
Cranfield Trust volunteer Stephen Cahill outlines what trusteees should be focusing on at a time of crisis.
Trustee skills audit checklist
Trusteeship during Covid-19 pandemic
NPC's Charlotte Lamb on what charity trustees should be thinking about during the COVID-19 crisis
Top tips on charity governance
Cranfield Trust volunteer, Graham Colls, gives his advice on Desert Island Governance: top tips on governance from scratch.
Trustees financial responsibilities and liabilities
Do your trustees know their financial responsibilities and liabilities? Cranfield Trust volunteer, Caroline Clark, shares her experience and knowledge.
Financial governance for non-finance trustees
An overview of financial governance for trustees.
Getting on Board
Getting on Board has a range of services and resources to help plan and recruit new trustees.
Guide to trustee recruitment.
Reach Volunteering provides a trustee recruitment service for charities, free of charge or at low cost.
Thinking about recruiting a trustee with digital skills? A blog from Reach's CEO, Janet Thorne, to guide you in recruitment.
SETTING UP A CHARITY
Set up a charity (England and Wales)
Charity Commission guidance on setting up a new charity.
Guidance from Small Charities Coalition on setting up a charity.
Choosing the right structure for your organisation.
Set up a charity (Scotland)
OSCR's guidance on establishing a new charity.