Useful links

This page contains some useful links to the resources available from code steering group partners.

The Charity Commission’s website has essential information for trustees and those that support effective governance. The foundation section of the code refers to CC3 The Essential Trustee.

ACEVO is the community of civil society leaders. Its website contains advice and support on governance, in particular developing effective CEO and board relationships.

The Association of Chairs supports Chairs and Vice Chairs in England and Wales. You can find resources and events on their website www.associationofchairs.org.uk 

ICSA: The Governance Institute has general and detailed information for the charity and voluntary sectors, including guidance on trustee roles and duties and conflicts of interest, as well as books and courses. Go to the ‘knowledge tab’ and look for the link to ‘charity resources’.

NCVO has a suite of tools and resources designed to support effective governance.

  • The NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit site provides knowledge and e-learning for charities, social enterprises and community groups. The ‘Board Basics’ section contains a suite of tools, model documents and guidance for effective boards.
  • The ‘Studyzone’ section hosts online trustee training and other courses which can help your board implement this code. These resources are free to NCVO members.
  • Other information on NCVO’s governance support, training, publications and topical blogs can be found through NCVO’s website.

The Small Charities Coalition supports organisations with an income of under £1m a year. Its website includes information on events, advice and guidance for the trustees of smaller charities.

Charities based in Wales are encouraged to visit WCVA’s website which has guidance and information on events. Third Sector Support Wales is a network of support organisations for the voluntar sector in Wales.