Guidance for Charities

Please find below guidance documents for your information and advice

The Charities Regulator endeavours to provide guidance and advice relating to all aspects of our work.

The organisation was established under the Charities Act 2009 and we have included a copy of that document here for reference.

If you are considering applying for charitable status, we have produced and published a suite of guidance documents to help with the consideration and submission of your application.  These documents also provide advice about governance and best practice.

General

Governance

Charities Governance Code and Toolkit

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.

Click here to be directed to the dedicated Charities Governance Code page

Trustees

Finance

Model Constitutions and Standard Clauses

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