An Introduction to the Governance of Charities Webinar
This webinar provides an introduction to governance in the large and multi-faceted voluntary and community sector. The webinar considers the constitution of charities, the nature and extent of the role and responsibilities of trustees, and the differing governance requirements of individual organisations. It also looks at the role, functions and responsibilities of the Charity Commission, as expanded by the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. It considers guidance published by the Commission, as well as other codes of application in the sector.
The constitution of charities and the “public benefit” requirement
The role of the trustee, and the extent of the trustee’s responsibilities and possible liabilities
The status and functions of the Charity Commission
Charity funding and reserves; the financial and other reporting obligations of a charity
The “Good Governance Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector”: its structure and content, its Principles and their application