Guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations to maintain good governance in the midst of the global COVID19 pandemic
The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees of smaller charities experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency.
Charitable companies, trading subsidiaries of charities and CICs will be relieved to hear that the government is temporarily suspending wrongful trading provisions retrospectively from 1 March 2020 until 30 September.
Many voluntary organisations are helping out with the impact of the coronavirus but are they restricted by their own governing document from doing so?
Registered companies will be able to apply to Companies House for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts to help them deal with the impact of Covid-19
The Charity Commission's guidance now includes important advice on charity finance, safeguarding, charitable purposes, fundraising, data protection, annual reporting, charity meetings and charity registration.
Charity trustee meetings and AGMs are usually held on a face-to-face basis, however, during the coronavirus period charities will need to consider public health, while maintaining good governance at the same time.
|Donna Semple||Governance and Charity Advice Officer|
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