Charity Commission launches ‘five-minute’ guides for trustees

04 Nov 2020 News

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: 

Charity Finance Week 2020 will take place online from 23 to 27 November. The theme of “turning crisis into opportunity” will explore the role of finance and IT leaders in guiding their charities through the pandemic and rebuilding for the future. Incorporating the Charity Finance Summit, the Charity Fraud Conference and the Charity Technology Conference, this is not an event to miss. Find out more here.