Whether you’re a new or experienced trustee, our suite of six 5-minute guides will help you be sure of your responsibilities and confident you’re doing the right thing for your charity.

Delivering purpose

Could you be drifting into activities that your charity is not set up to do? Be sure your charity’s activities help to deliver its purpose and comply with its governing document and the law.

Read our 5-minute guide on delivering purpose

Managing conflicts of interest

How would you identify and manage a conflict of interest? Make sure every decision made is in the best interests of your charity.

Read our 5-minute guide on conflicts of interest

Reporting information

Is your charity reporting the right things at the right time? Find out what information you need to send to the Commission and the support available to help.

Read our 5-minute guide on reporting information

Safeguarding people

Is your charity keeping everyone safe from harm? Safeguarding applies to every charity, not just those dealing with children and adults at risk.

Read our 5-minute guide on safeguarding people


Making decisions

How do you make effective decisions? Trustees need to work together to make the best decisions for your charity.

Read our 5-minute guide on making decisions

Managing finance

All trustees have responsibility for ensuring their charity’s money is safe, properly used and accounted for.

Read our 5-minute guide on managing finances

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