Governance

Tools

This Charity Commission guidance sets out the basic internal financial controls for trustees to consider. It is expressed in terms appropriate for small charities that are not companies. The same principles apply to smaller charitable companies. 

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Templates

The purpose of this example of Codes of Conduct is to provide trustees with clear guidelines as to their standard of behaviour, responsibilities, and best practice in fulfilling their obligations to a charitable organisation. 

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Templates

A template Code of Behaviour from Small Charity Support which is a charity that offers help to fellow small charities through resources, consultancy, training workshops and governance support.

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Guides

This toolkit is designed for CEOs whose relations with their Chairs and Boards have reached a crisis, helping restore working relations. Strategies also help CEOs in conflict with their Chairs, helping to manage tensions before they escalate. 

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Guides

This guide is designed for trustees of all charities regardless of the size or type of the charity. It aims to help trustees identify and manage conflicts of interest

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This guide was created to help trustees find out the legal and regulatory requirements relating to conflicts of interest and how they can identify and manage them. It also includes a checklist for addressing the conflict.

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Templates

This Guidance note, based on the model policy developed by ICSA, aims to provide charities with a generic model document that can be amended to suit the needs of individual organisations, whilst addressing the fundamental issues that arise from real and perceived conflicts of interest.

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Templates

A useful webpage that provides relevant links of sample documents covering the basic format of a “conflict of interest policy” and “declaration of interest” form. 

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Templates

This is a conflict of interest policy template which will be useful for charities looking to set up a conflict of interest policy for the first time.

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Guides

This report looks at concerns over charity fundraising. It aims to help charity trustees, volunteers and supporters avoid common fundraising pitfalls and to increase public trust in charities by promoting good standards and good intention.

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The Accounts Count report reveals results of The DSC’s research into reactions of grant makers when applicants’ have overdue accounts. 53% would check applicants’ accounts and 17% of these would reject an application with overdue accounts.

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