Free Governance Training

Cumbria CVS is offering FREE governance training sessions for groups working to benefit Copeland residents. These sessions are  funded the by the Copeland Community Fund.

Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’ role in the long term direction of the organisation, including objectives or purposes, implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives, complying with legal requirements and accountability to those with an interest or ‘stake’ in the charity.

Sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of the organisation and could focus on areas including:

Roles and Responsibilities of your Management Committee/Trustees
Do your trustees/management committee understand their duties?  This session will help them to have a greater understanding of their obligations as a committee member/Trustee, including the legal duties/good practice for company directors/charity trustees, roles of the main officers and relevant law, policies and guidance.
The session could also include a skills audit and advice on recruiting new committee members/trustees.Ensure that all your policies and procedures are up-to-date including support to update these and/or adopt other relevant ones as appropriate.

Review the structure of your organisation
Is the structure of your organisation still fit for purpose?  How long it is since your governing document was reviewed?  Would it be better for you to adopt a more appropriate one, e.g. from an unincorporated group to a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). Support is available to help you in this process

Undertake an Organisational Health Check
This Health Check is a must for all groups and will help you to ensure that your organisation is operating effectively, meeting all legal requirements and delivering according to good practice. It will also help to identify any issues you may need to work on and ensure you are “fit for funding”.

Review existing Policies and Procedures
Ensure that all your policies and procedures are up-to-date including support to update these and/or adopt other relevant ones as appropriate.

Limited sessions available – book yours today.

Contact – Bridget Johns on 01768 800350 or bridgetj@cumbriacvs.org.uk

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