Governance is defined as:

The systems and processes concerned with ensuring the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.

(The Governance of Voluntary Organisations, Cornforth 2003)

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

Within these pages you will find information, model documents and advice on the areas of governance relevant to your organisation.

Starting a new group?

Are you thinking of starting a new group, explore our pages for the advice and information you need.

Developing your group?

Are you reviewing you organisational structure? Is your governance model still the right model for you

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