Good governance in charities is fundamental to their success.

A charity is best placed to achieve its ambitions and aims if it has effective governance and the right leadership structures. Skilled and capable trustees will help a charity attract resources and put them to best use. Good governance enables and supports a charity’s compliance with relevant legislation and regulation. It also promotes attitudes and a culture where everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision.

Both the sector’s understanding of good governance and its stakeholders’ expectations change over time. The Code’s steering group is committed to continually improving the Code by reviewing its contents and impact every three or so years. The latest review resulted in a refreshed Code being published in December 2020.

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