Guidance for Charity Trustees

1.  Charity Commission guidance in particular:

Trustee Welcome Pack - from the Charity Commission- published 30th April 2018


Making digital work:12 questions for trustees to consider - Published 5th October 2016 Link to website


Revised Conflicts of interest Guidance Published May 2014

It's your decision: charity trustees and decision making

May 2013

Charity Commission Handbook on Trustees' Administrative Duties - intended primarily for new Trustees
Updated November 2012

CC3 The Essential Trustee: what you need to know
Published February 2008, updated 2010, updated March 2012, updated July 2015

CC10 Hallmarks of an Effective Charity
Published July 2008

Guidance: Charity governance, finance and resilience: 15 questions trustees should ask

March 2017

CC12 Managing a charity's finances: planning, managing difficulties and insolvency

June 2010 updated January 2016

CC19 Charity Reserves: building resilience

June 2010 updated January 2016

CC25 Guidance: Charity finances: trustee essentials 

March 2017

The Register of Charities 

2. Charities against Fraud website launched: The Charity Commission and the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group have launched a new website to help charities fight against fraud, Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group


3.  Good Governance:

A. New Charity Governance Code 2017.


B. Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (October 2010) 

Governing Documents/Code-of-Governance-Full1.pdf 

4.  Small Charities Coalition is a national support and networking organisation that helps over 6000 small charities, their staff, volunteers and trustees access the skills, knowledge and resources they need to best serve their causes.

 The Governance Hub brings together people, information and ideas about governance in the voluntary and community sector.
The Governance Hub

6.The Foundation for Science and Technology (FST)
Publishes a number of useful guidance notes. Links to two are detailed below.
Notes for Guidance - Directors and Trustees Liabilitiies.doc
Notes for Guidance - Trustee Liability Indemnity Insurance.doc

UPDATED:  14th July 2017