Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community sector
Good Governance: A Code for the Voluntary and Community sector (the Code) second edition is now available. It sets out best practice for governing a voluntary or community organisation. It is not mandatory but organisations that comply with the Code are invited to state this in their Annual Report and other relevant published material, and pledge their support for the Code by signing up to the online charter.
The Code Steering Group provides stewardship for the Code. It is made up of representatives of the original founders, the Association for Chief Executive Officers (ACEVO), the Charity Trustee Networks (CTN), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) with support from the Charity Commission and Lindsay Driscoll the independent chair.
Print friendly versions of the Code
Pocket-sized version of the Code
The second version of the Code was published in October 2010, and once again has been written by the Code Steering Group following consultation with the sector.
The Code steering group has prepared frequently asked questions about the Code to help answer any questions you may have.
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment