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Winifred Tumim Memorial Fund 2019

The Winifred Tumim Memorial Fund for innovation in charity governance was established by NCVO in honour of the work done by Lady Winifred Tumim, chair of NCVO from 1996-2001, to improve the quality of charity governance.

A grant of £1000 will be awarded for work which supports innovation in good governance, for example:

  • trialing and testing a new approach
  • developing a tool for NCVO which can be used to support good governance
  • undertaking some thought leadership work.

Entry criteria

Entries are welcome from organisations and individuals. In making the grant, particular attention will be paid to how any output supports the adoption of the Charity Governance Code and uses new or innovation approaches to tackle common challenges.

The successful applicant will be asked to produce an output for NCVO – this may be a practical tool, guidance, blog or short report into the lessons from their work.

How to apply

Complete this short proposal form, which addresses how you will use the grant to support innovation in charity governance, by Friday 1 November.

If you have any queries, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 020 7520 3153.


The steering group for the governance code will act as the judging panel with the independent chair of the code steering group leading.

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