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Charity Governance Code

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Good governance in charities is fundamental to their success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture where everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision.

The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance. The Code has its own website: www.charitygovernancecode.org 

The Code is not a legal or regulatory requirement. It draws upon, but is fundamentally different to, the Charity Commission’s guidance. Instead, the Code sets the principles and recommended practice for good governance and is deliberately aspirational: some elements of the Code will be a stretch for many charities to achieve. This is intentional: we want the Code to be a tool for continuous improvement towards the highest standards.

This Code has been developed by a steering group including NCVO and other charity representative bodies, with the help of over 200 charities, individuals and related organisations. 

NCVO members can download our Governance Wheel self assessment tool based on the Code.

 

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