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  • Local needs, local voices: building devolution from the ground up

    This report looks at the devolution agenda at a crucial time for public services. It explores how the voluntary sector can support the devolution agenda and public service sector. Download the full...

  • Major overhaul for charity governance code

    A consultation has opened today on a significant new version of the charity sector governance code. The code, a tool to help charities strengthen and develop their governance, was originally...

  • Governance and trusteeship

    all talk and no action? Is there a clear sense of areas for development in the organisations governance? Is there clarity over the role of the CEO and the role of the board? In the last two years...

  • Governance and trustees

    Governance is a term used to describe the trustees’ role in: the long term direction of the charity, including its objectives or purposes implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives...

  • Charities welcome new grants standards

    Charities have welcomed substantial changes to the government's planned 'anti-lobbying clause', announced today. New government-wide standards for grant-making will replace the proposed clause,...

  • Over £1bn of government income wiped from charities

    UK charities lost over £1.3billion in income from government as spending cuts kicked in, new figures published today show. The data, drawn from charities’ annual accounts, show that income from...

  • B4: Governance and leadership in the digital era: Using technology to improve governance and transparency

    Book online now Boards are increasingly using digital technology to improve their governance. This session will: offer handy tips to effectively use digital technology as part of a governance...

  • A5: Changing governance: Building effective boards

    Workshop fully booked Strategic Using the new Governance Code, this session will help you in prioritising how to develop your organisation’s governance. Delegates will be invited to reflect on...

  • Our governance

    are available in our annual reports. Nominations Committee Facilitates diversity in the governance structure, ensures the right mix of skills and experience, and supervises the democratic process....

  • NCVO comment on NAO report on government grants

    Responding to the NAO report on government grants published today, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations noted that: Grants to charities are a tiny proportion of the total grant funding...

  • NCVO’s General Election 2017 Manifesto: How it can be achieved

    overall levels of volunteering remain stable. Similarly, at a time when strengthening the governance and accountability of charities is seen as priority, increasing the breadth and diversity of...

  • Sir Stuart Etherington's 2017 state of the sector address to NCVO Annual Conference delegates

    a place where people come to discuss what is best about charities and voluntary organisations, governance and leadership, and what the future of social change looks like. You represent those who are...

  • Evidence for Early Action

    – using only our fair share of the earth’s resources and sustaining our cultural legacy. This governance framework has provided an important context for the development of policy across departments....

  • Governance forum

    10.00–14.00 Location Clothworkers Company, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH NCVO’s governance forum meets twice a year with the purpose of providing peer support, learning and the...

  • Consultancy team

    sector and understand the pressures organisations face. The consultancy team specialise in: governance strategy innovation evaluation volunteering consortium development Find out more about NCVO...

  • Style guide

    text such as 'click here'. Correct style Incorrect style Learn about board evaluations in the governance section of our Knowhow Nonprofit website. Learn more about board evaluations here. Downloads...

  • October 2016: The inside track

    cross-party support for the bill, though some concerns were raised about the proposed model of governance. An earlier proposal to place duties on schools and local authorities to promote the scheme...

  • NCVO to review Charity Commission governance structure

    NCVO will review the Charity Commission’s governance structure and appointments process in order to find ways for the regulator to put questions about its political neutrality to rest for good, it...

  • Government confirms support for charity tax reliefs following work by NCVO and CFG

    Before the budget, NCVO and Charity Finance Group wrote a joint letter to David Gauke asking the government to retain the current 80% mandatory relief on business rates for charities. We have now...

  • NCVO statement on government announcement of anti-advocacy clauses

    Responding to the announcement by Matthew Hancock, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO said: 'Charities provide vital insights and expertise which improve policy-making and often help...


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