On 7th November, 2018 the Charities Regulator launched the Charities Governance Code. This code sets the minimum standards, which everyone on the board of a registered charity, should ensure their charity meets in order to effectively manage and control their organisations.
It consists of six principles of governance. These are:
- 1. advancing charitable purpose
- 2. behaving with integrity
- 3. leading people
- 4. exercising control
- 5. working effectively
- 6. being accountable and transparent
The Code sets out the 32 core standards that all charities should meet when putting the principles into action. It also contains 17 additional standards that reflect best practice for charities with high levels of income and/or complex organisational and funding structures and/or significant numbers of employees.
i4Life is committed to implementing the code. The following is our timeline, 2019 was a year of learning and preparation 2020 i4Life will comply with the code 2021 i4Life will report to The Charities Regulator on our compliance with the Code This code will help i4Life meet our legal obligations under the Charities Act 2009.
To download a copy of the Charities Governance Code click the following link.
For further information about the Charities Governance Code click the following link.