You are probably reading this because you have just become, or are about to become, a charity trustee. If so, we welcome you and congratulate you. Your skills. 1. The Essential Trustee: What you need to know. Contents. A. Foreword. 2. B. The charity framework in brief. 3. C. Introduction. 4. D. Trustee duties at a glance. It’s a year since we launched the new edition of the Essential Trustee (CC3) and kicked off a campaign to get every trustee to read it.

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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

You must apply to register your charity with the Charity Commission if either: Your organisation must be able trusstee show that it benefits the public. Choose the right charity structure.

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Part of Set up a charity: Is this page useful? For a briefer overview, see Charity trustee: Price said he thought the new version of CC3 “strikes the right balance between providing sound regulatory advice and reflecting the huge value of trustees”.

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The Essential Trustee – Charity Commission

The Charity Commission said in March the response to the consultation was “overwhelmingly positive”although it would take the aforementioned concerns into account. There is therefore a high risk of regulatory creep. This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including: Request an accessible format.

What’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity. To help hrustee improve GOV. The new version of CC3published today, is 39 pages long and defines “should” as “meaning something is good practice that the commission expects trustees to follow and apply to their charity”. Have you registered with us yet? Find out how to choose a charity structure.

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Charity Commission’s new version of trustee guidance CC3 changes definition of ‘should’

They said it “could easily lead to a situation where good practice recommendations from the commission are elevated to and treated as legal requirements that must be met by essentiall. You must apply to register your charity with the Charity Commission if either:. Check what you can call your charity You cannot register a name that’s the same as or similar to another charity.

You cannot register a name that’s the same as or similar to another charity. Skip to main content. The regulator’s updated guidance makes the amendment in response to sector concerns that the previous definition was not consistent with charity law. Find out how to write your charity’s purposes.


Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. PDFKB2 pages. He praised the commission for listening to the sector. Guidance The essential trustee: It needs to include your charity’s structure, name and purposes. Ciaran Price, policy officer at the policy and publishing charity the Directory of Social Changewhich had also been critical of the definition of “should” in the redraft, said the new version did “make a good effort to more clearly explain the very complex issue of the differences between what a trustee must and should do”.

They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else. Cyber and data security – how prepared is your charity? This report provides an overview of the current Presented By Markel Voluntary and community events are increasingly popular, especially around this time of year. Check if setting up a charity is right for you. Close Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals today Read more articles each month Sign up for free specialised news bulletins Register Now Already Registered?