Support for Charity Trustees

5-minute guides


Refresh your knowledge

Whether you’re a new or experienced trustee, our guidance and support will help you be sure of your responsibilities and confident you’re doing the right thing for your charity.

Our 5-minute guides have been designed to support you as you manage the demands of running a charity and cover the topics you need to increase your knowledge and understanding of your essential trustee duties.

They give simple and clear advice, designed with real trustees and real situations in mind. The guides all signpost to more detailed information and advice should you need it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making decisions

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

Managing finances

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

Ready to test your knowledge?

96% of trustees who used guidance from the Charity Commission found it to be helpful.

Trustee research conducted on behalf of the Charity Commission by Yonder – March 2023

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