Why is it important?

Good governance enables effective and prudent management to help ensure the organisation achieves its agreed objectives.

Achieving good governance will depend upon structures, processes, board competencies / behaviours and performance management.

Key considerations

For every community led organisation there are a number of key considerations including:

  • How do we form a steering group / who should be involved?
  • The formal constitution – which form should it take?
  • Membership – who is eligible to join and what is its relationship to the board?
  • When should we appoint board members
  • What are the roles / responsibilities of board members, the chair and treasurer?

We can help you with …

  • General advice and support
  • Guiding through the range of legal forms and the incorporation process
  • Establishing a membership and community accountability
  • Determining roles and responsibilities
  • Helping acquire the necessary skills / experience
  • Performing health checks
  • Training and board Peer Support Groups
  • Providing links to specialist legal professionals and services

Other sources of information

In considering these and other key issues the following websites provide useful information.

Charity Governance Code: go to website

CLTN – Resources: go to website

CCH – Governance and management: go to website

The Hub – enabling Sussex community groups to develop truly affordable homes