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Code of Governance for Charities and IPCs

Charities, as community organisations working for public benefit, are accountable to the public and other stakeholders. All charities are strongly encouraged to apply the principles and practices of governance and management listed in the Code of Governance for Charities and IPCs, developed by the Charity Council.

The objectives of the Code of Governance are to:

  • Make charities more effective by sharing recommended practices on how effective charities are governed and managed;
  • Provide guidance to Board members to help them carry out their duties as fiduciaries (representative entrusted to act in the interest of the charity);
  • Boost public confidence in the charity sector by setting the standards of good governance for charities to aspire towards. 

More information about the Code of Governance can be found on the Charity Portal here.


Last updated on 30 September 2019