Charities Governance Code

About the 'Charities Governance Code'

The Charities Governance Code explains the minimum standards you should meet to effectively manage and control your charity.

Good governance involves putting in place systems and processes to ensure that your charity achieves its charitable objectives with integrity and is managed in an effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way.

 

Key dates relating to the Code2019 - was the year of learning and preparation for charities. The Charities Governance Code Toolkit provides guidance notes and templates to assist charities and charity trustees to meet all of the core standards outlined in the Code.2020 - is the first year that registered charities are expected to comply with the Code.2021 - will be the first year that registered charities are expected to report on their compliance with the Code.

Charities Governance Code Toolkit - Guidance Notes and Templates

Charity trustees are responsible for the governance of their charity and should make sure that the six principles of the Charities Governance Code are being applied.  In order to assist and provide practical support to charity trustees in their efforts, the Charities Regulator is committed to developing a suite of guidance documents and templates.  To download a document, click on the document title below to access it.

Questions about the Charities Governance Code

Download the Charities Governance Code

Download the Charities Governance Code

Download the editable Compliance Record Form (WORD doc)

 

If you have any queries regarding the Code please email them to governancecode@charitiesregulator.ie and one of our team will respond.