Good Governance: A code for the voluntary and community sector

 

Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the Code) is just as it says, a code of governance written for voluntary and community organisations.

  • By the sector, for the sector

  • Six key principles explain good governance

  • Points out important legal requirements

  • Gives suggestions on how to apply the principles in practice

  • Jointly owned by NCVO, ACEVO, SCC, ICSA & WCVA

  • Supported by the Charity Commission and the Clothworkers’ Company


The Code was first published in 2005, in response to demand from the sector. It was written by representatives of the Founding Group with support from the Charity Commission. It was championed and promoted by the Governance Hub. The second edition of the Code was published in 2010, following wide consultation with the sector.

The aim was for:

  • a code that is more accessible to a wider range of organisations

  • clearer key principles

  • a focus on delivering the mission

  • a proportionate and adaptable approach

  • an understanding of people and their roles as well as policies and systems

Also available is a summary version and a version for smaller organisations.

 

Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector

Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (Summary)

Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (Smaller organisations)