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Being a charity trustee

Author: Charity Commission

Published: 09 Feb 2023

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In these uncertain times, charities need to feel confident they’re getting things right. The Charity Commission’s 5-minute guides are designed to help trustees provide the best possible oversight to their charity.

They explain the basics of:

  • financial oversight
  • achieving your charity’s purposes
  • good decision making
  • managing conflicts of interest
  • safeguarding responsibilities
  • what to file with the Commission and the support available

Whether you’re a new trustee or more experienced, these simple, practical guides have been designed with you in mind. Find them at beingacharitytrustee.campaign.gov.uk.

*The views expressed are the author’s and not ICAEW’s.