The Charity Governance Code steering group has written to professional advisers to the sector asking for donations to ensure its sustainability.
A letter has been sent to law and accountancy firms as well as governance consultants working in the sector inviting them to “to support its long-term sustainability”.
“To date, the code has been developed and maintained without any government funding and without charging a license fee. We would like to keep it this way to ensure its independence and relevance to the entire charity sector,” the letter said.
There’s also a page on the code’s website encouraging people to support the code.
Donations will be held by NCVO in a reserve fund to support the work of the code steering group.
The code was launched last year and was overseen by a steering group of charity umbrella bodies comprised of the Association of Chairs; Acevo; ICSA: The Governance Institute; NCVO; the Small Charities Coalition; and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action, and with an independent chair, Rosie Chapman.
It has been endorsed by the Charity Commission and is being used by a range of professionals in the sector as part of their governance training programmes or to assist them when carrying out governance reviews for charities.