The Charity Commission has launched five short guides, which are designed to make it quicker and easier for trustees to find the information they need.
They cover topics such as financial oversight and good decision-making, and have been launched during Trustees’ Week.
Improving the usability of its guidance is one of the Commission’s key objectives, as set out in its Business Plan 2020-21.
Helen Stephenson, chief executive of the Charity Commission, said: “Volunteer trustees are the bedrock of the charity sector. Without their commitment and dedication, charity would simply not be possible.
“When I started at the Commission, I said our guidance and advice needed to become more available and accessible to trustees, to help them deliver on the causes they support and champion. These new five-minute guides are an important milestone in our delivery on that promise.”
The five guides are:
- Financial oversight
- Achieving a charity’s purposes
- Good decision making
- Addressing conflicts of interest
- What to file with the Commission and what support is available