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Charities Governance Code

Charities Governance Code Review

Complex and Non Complex Charities

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.

If you wish to browse our Charities Governance Code FAQ's you will find them here.

The Charities Governance Code Training Video

In 2020 the Charities Regulator held remote training sessions of the Charities Governance Code which we've recorded so that you can watch them here. This video covers all six principles. We've outlined below where each principle begins in the video.

Principle 1 -  3:07      Principle 2 - 13:35     Principle 3 - 21:13     Principle 4 - 31:08     Principle 5 - 44:05     Principle 6 - 1:03:08.


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.

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 and one of our team will respond.