Trustees and governance information sheets

Here you can find information sheets that have been written specifically for trustees and those regarding governance for the voluntary sector in Wales. | Read more |

The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do 

This guidance by the Charity Commission, explains the key duties of all trustees of charities in England and Wales, and what trustees need to do to carry out these duties competently.

You should read this guidance if you are a trustee of any charity based in England or Wales, including:

  • a registered charity
  • a charity that is not required by law to register
  • a charity that is required to register, but has not yet done so

You should also read this guidance if you are thinking about setting up a charity or becoming a trustee in England or Wales. | Read more |

Trustee training pack - the foundations of good governance

This five-in-one training pack gives you the tools and information to govern more effectively. The pack includes:
  • Five full online training courses: 'A trustee's role and responsibilities', 'Make your board effective', 'The essentials of charity finance', 'Strategy made easy' and 'What difference are we making?'
  • Downloadable toolkits and checklists.

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TrusteElearning - e-learning website

This e-learning website has been produced by Community Action Suffolk to provide Trustees with easy access to a self paced training system. In addition to providing training, you will find this website a useful source of reference information.
The Charity Commission supports this product as an excellent tool to help drive up charity self-reliance and resilience.

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Learn online with WCVA’s Learning Zone

WCVA's Learning Zone offers an accessible and easy way to learn online. Their training programme is focused on the needs of third sector organisations and will help you to run your organisation more effectively and develop your own skills and knowledge - whether you are an employee or a volunteer

Visit to get your online learning journey started.

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