Governance

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

NCLTN – Health Check: go to website

NCLT: Legal Formats   go to website

CCH – Governance and management: go to website

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