Governance

Our Governance and Charity Advice Service offers information and practical help about good governance for charities on a wide range of topics listed below. You can find out more about governance issues on our Governance and Charity Advice webpage or view our Governance Advice Notes for further support.

Autumn 2021 training calendar

22 Jun 2021Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, Governance, Fundraising, management, leadership

NICVA has a wide range of training on offer for staff, volunteers and board members in the voluntary and community sector. The new dates for the Autumn are now online.

Have your say in the future of charity regulation

30 Apr 2021Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The closing date for responses to the independent review of charity regulation is 12 May 2021. Please take this opportunity to comment on changes that are needed to help voluntary and community organisations. 

Special rules for holding company AGMs online have ended

20 Apr 2021Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

Companies must now follow their Articles of Association in relation to the holding of general meetings.  

Making time for governance

29 Jan 2021Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual ReportingGovernance

The past year has been a challenging time for organisations across the sector but technology has enabled many of us to do things differently, whether it be holding our board meetings online or adapting our services to meet public health guidance.

Training and learning opportunities February - March 21

29 Jan 2021Lynda Gould Faith based engagementTraining, Social Media, Governance, Fundraising

Great training opportunities are now available for faith based groups.

AGMs and company house filings

18 Dec 2020Denise Copeland COVID 19, Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, accountability, Charity Regulation

Companies, registered societies and credit unions that are due to hold an AGM in early 2021 will be glad to hear that they will be permitted to hold this online.

New training for 2021

15 Dec 2020Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentGovernance, skills, communication, webinars

We are excited to promote our new training calendar for the first few months of 2021 and we have packed a lot in to suit all sizes and types of organisation.

Trustees' Week 2020 was a hit with Trustees

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance

Trustees’ Week is a time to celebrate and recognise the great work done by thousands of trustees. This year Trustees got the opportunity to brush up on their governance knowledge at our series of webinars for Trustees. 

Trustee annual reporting webinar recording

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity Annual ReportingCharity Regulation, Governance, accounting, Webinar Recordings

If you missed our webinar on Trustee annual reporting for Trustees' Week you can watch it now at the link below. 

The Code of Good Governance in a virtual world webinar recording

6 Nov 2020Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Governance (COVID19)Governance, COVID19 (Coronavirus), Webinar Recordings

If you missed the Developing Governance Group's webinar for Trustees' Week on the Code of Good Governance in a virtual world, you can watch it now below.