Foundation: the trustee role and charity context

It is the Code’s starting point that all trustees:

  • are committed to their charity’s cause and have joined its board because they want to help the charity deliver its purposes most effectively for public benefit
  • recognise that meeting their charity’s stated public benefit is an ongoing requirement
  • understand their roles and legal responsibilities, and, in particular, have read and understand:
  • are committed to good governance and want to contribute to their charity’s continued improvement.