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  • Local needs, local voices: building devolution from the ground up

    This report looks at the devolution agenda at a crucial time for public services. It explores how the voluntary sector can support the devolution agenda and public service sector. Download the full...

  • Major overhaul for charity governance code

    A consultation has opened today on a significant new version of the charity sector governance code . The code, a tool to help charities strengthen and develop their governance, was originally...

  • Larger charities should undergo external reviews every three years, new governance code recommends

    recommendations unveiled today by a group of leading charity membership bodies to strengthen governance and accountability in the voluntary and community sector. The new Charity Governance Code will...

  • Governance and trusteeship

    all talk and no action? Is there a clear sense of areas for development in the organisations governance? Is there clarity over the role of the CEO and the role of the board? In the last two years...

  • Adverse publicity clauses: government response

    This is the text of two letters, sent to NCVO by the prime minister and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in response to Stuart Etherington's requests for clarification around the use...

  • Governance and trustees

    Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’ role in: the long term direction of the charity, including its objectives or purposes implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives...

  • Consultancy team

    sector and understand the pressures organisations face. The consultancy team specialise in: governance strategy impact and evaluation volunteering commissioning, consortium development and social...

  • New Charity Governance Code winning support from charities

    The independent chair of the cross-sector steering group behind the new Charity Governance Code for England and Wales says she is delighted that it is winning support within such a short space of...

  • Charities welcome new grants standards

    Charities have welcomed substantial changes to the government's planned 'anti-lobbying clause', announced today . New government-wide standards for grant-making will replace the proposed clause,...

  • Over £1bn of government income wiped from charities

    UK charities lost over £1.3billion in income from government as spending cuts kicked in, new figures published today show. The data, drawn from charities’ annual accounts, show that income from...

  • July 2017: The inside track

    the service was recommended by the cross-party review of fundraising regulation in 2015. Good Governance Code A new Charity Governance Code has been published. The code updates the previous Good...

  • Our governance

    are available in our annual reports . Nominations Committee Facilitates diversity in the governance structure, ensures the right mix of skills and experience, and supervises the democratic process....

  • NCVO comment on NAO report on government grants

    Responding to the NAO report on government grants published today, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations noted that: Grants to charities are a tiny proportion of the total grant funding...

  • Evidence for Early Action

    – using only our fair share of the earth’s resources and sustaining our cultural legacy. This governance framework has provided an important context for the development of policy across departments....

  • Charities call for quick government action on Lobbying Act

    A coalition of leading charities says that it is vital that the Lobbying Act is reformed immediately after confusion about it during the 2017 election campaign deterred many from raising issues....

  • Sir Stuart Etherington's 2017 state of the sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

    a place where people come to discuss what is best about charities and voluntary organisations, governance and leadership, and what the future of social change looks like. You represent those who are...

  • NCVO’s General Election 2017 Manifesto: How it can be achieved

    overall levels of volunteering remain stable . Similarly, at a time when strengthening the governance and accountability of charities is seen as priority, increasing the breadth and diversity of...

  • Governance forum

    13:00-14:00 Location Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH NCVO’s Governance Forum meets twice a year with the purpose of providing peer support, learning and the sharing...

  • Style guide

    text such as 'click here'. Correct style Incorrect style Learn about board evaluations in the governance section of our Knowhow website . Learn more about board evaluations here . Downloads If a...

  • Trustees' Week

    It's an opportunity to highlight the excellent work of trustees, support boards to improve governance, and encourage new people to consider trusteeship and volunteering opportunities. During the...


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