Henry Smith Charity
The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity. We make grants totalling approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities throughout the UK for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.
For further information: www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk
The ASDA Foundation assists charities, people and projects within the UK that require financial assistance. The Foundation can only support a limited number of requests that have the direct support and involvement from ASDA colleagues.
For further information: http://charities.asda.com/asda-foundation
Bright Ideas Trust
Intended specifically to help young people who are not in employment, education and training and wish to set up their own business. The Trust hopes to offer funding and advice to around 365 new businesses per year.
For further information: www.brightideastrust.com
Natwest Community Force
Financial assistance is available to help those causes and charities that make a difference to their local community in England.
For further information: http://communityforce.natwest.com
The Governance Hub is a partnership of nine organisations that provide support to the voluntary and community sector: Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (acevo), Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG), British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres (bassac), Charity Trustee Networks (CTN), East Cornwall Council for Voluntary Services (ECCVS), National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NACVA), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) and Volunteering England. The accountable body for the Governance Hub is NCVO (charity number 225922).
For more information please click Governance Hub – What Management Committees Need to Know%2
This leaflet is the summary of a Code of Governance prepared for voluntary and community
organisations. It is intended to help and support their Board members in the important and
rewarding work that they carry out.
The Code and this summary have been produced by a group of voluntary sector support
organisations: Charity Trustee Networks, The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary
The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The National
Council for Voluntary Organisations, along with the Charity Commission. It has been
endorsed by a new partnership called the National Hub of Expertise in Governance. The
Hub is a partnership of voluntary and community sector associations, working to improve
the quality of governance of voluntary and community organisations in England.
For more information and to open a PDF file please click Good Governance Code – Summary 2007
The attached document has been produced by Charity Commission to help you and your fellow trustees.
As you read this guidance, you’ll learn much more about your responsibilities and about the many sources of help and support.
Being a trustee can be hard work and, for most, it’s unpaid. The trustees have the ultimate
responsibility for running a charity, for its property, finances and the employment of any staff or volunteers.
But being a trustee is also immensely rewarding, providing both expected and unexpected
opportunities for personal development. And while you bring your skills and energy to running your charity, you will also find you are gaining new experience and knowledge.
For instance, you will help plan the strategic future of the charity and its work, be involved in
developing and managing staff and volunteers and make policy decisions for your charity. You will also ensure it’s accountable to its beneficiaries, to the Charity Commission and the public in general. But you won’t be on your own. You’ll be joining a team of trustees and becoming part of the 900,000 charity trustees in England and Wales. Effective trustee boards need a range of people witha good mix of skills. The best boards are also diverse, with people who have a real understanding of
the needs to be met and others with good financial, business and management experience.
To open the PDF file please click CC – Essential Trustee 2010
This document will help you develop a Trustee Recruitment Policy for your organisation, setting out when you plan and recruit and how you will find and select trustees.
putting in place a Trustee recruitment Policy and using the knowledge you have gained from what works and what doesen’t can help you make the process easier for the next time you need to recruit.
To open the document click Trustee Recruitment Policy