We have developed a range of helpful information sheets to guide you through everything from starting a new organisation to registering as a charity; finding funding to budgeting; community interest companies to roles of management committee members.
An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is valuable to members and, if it is written into the governing document, an organisation must hold it whether the management committee wish to do so or not.
The management committee members of a voluntary and community group (not registered as a charity) are responsible for setting up and maintaining their organisation.
The main responsibility of the trustees of a charity is to make sure that their organisation is run properly; works within the rules stated in its governing document and does not break the law.
From 1 August 2018 the ‘automatic disqualification rules’ for trustees and management committees changed, and for the first time have been extended to being employed by a charity as the senior manager, usually the chief executive, and possibly a chief finance officer.
You should think about becoming a charitable incorporated organisation if your charity has employees, owns property, signs contracts to complete work, has long-term financial commitments such as a lease or runs risky activities.