The Road Ahead

Our analysis of the major opportunities and challenges facing the voluntary sector in 2024. Learn more

Governance round-up: April 2023

Welcome to our monthly governance round-up. Spring is in the air, and for charity leaders that means the next phase of the Charities Act 2022. Senior governance consultant Sally Stephens explains the upcoming changes.

In the news

Launch of the small charities advisory panel

The small charities advisory panel launched at the end of March. Made up of 14 members, this group will provide advice and insight to NCVO and our partners.

The panel will help ensure our support meets the needs and remains relevant to smaller organisations.

OSCR investigation concludes after three years

Following a three-year investigation, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has found evidence of historic misconduct at a homelessness charity.

The misconduct arose from mismanagement of conflicts of interest by the trustees.

Training and events

NCVO Governance Forum

Our Governance Forum relaunches on 18 April. The forum is a networking space for governance professionals and charity leaders. In our first event we’ll hear from speakers from the Charity Commission and Power & Integrity.

Book your place now.

Attendance is discounted for NCVO members.

Online governance training

We run regular online trustee inductions and refresher courses over two half-days. We’re also offering new courses on the following areas.

eLearning induction for trustees

We offer an eLearning module for trustees.

This course gives trustees a low-cost introduction to their roles.

Member events

We hold regular member assembly and welcome events.

Sally Stephens is an NCVO governance consultant. For more regular updates follow @Sally_Steph or @NCVO on Twitter.

Back to top