Useful resources for trustees

This resources section provides you with the essential information and resources to get you started on your trusteeship journey.

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  • The Charity Commission website is a good starting point for all information about trusteeship. 
  • The Code of Good Governance: The six key principles of good governance, developed for, and by the voluntary sector.
  • UK Charity Trustees: a LinkedIn group open to any trustee, or anyone interested in becoming a trustee. It is co-moderated by Reach and the Small Charities Coalition
  • The Benefits of trusteeship: Being a trustee is not only a valuable way of contributing to the charity sector. It can also be a fascinating and rewarding experience for individuals, helping them to broaden their interests and develop their skills.
  • Ready to get on board: An NPC publication for those considering trusteeship. It looks at the responsibilities of a charity’s board, what trusteeship involves, what makes a good trustee and how to begin.
  • Trustees' legal responsibilities and liabilities (PDF, 96KB): Being aware of your legal responsibilities as a trustee is an important part of the role. Andrew Studd and Sukanya Randford from Russell Cooke LLP give their expert legal view.