This page holds some resources for trustees. If you can not find what you want or have a more complex question then contact CCVS or come on a training course.
Our support is free to members and we can help you with all aspects of being a trustee.
What is a trustee?
"Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. They may be known by other titles, such as:
- board members
- committee members
Whatever they are called, trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives. Depending on what the charity does, you will be making a difference to your local community or to society as a whole.
Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board."
(from the Charity Commission leaflet CC3a)
Charity Commission Guidence for trustees
- The Essential Trustee - What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity. - available here
- Charity Trustee: Whats involved - Find out what being a charity trustee involves, if you can claim expenses and where to get help and advice. - available here
- Charity Fundraising: a guide to trustee duties - What charities and their trustees need to consider when fundraising from the public. - available here
Other guides and resources for trustees
There are lots of guides and resources for trustees these include