The Charity Commission teamed up with Strengthening Faith Institutions and delivered a workshop on: ‘Registering, Managing, and Accessing Funding for Your Faith Charity.’
The workshop provided guidance on how to register your faith institution with the Charity Commission, ways to manage your charity effectively, and how to gain funders’ support.
It was a successful event with a range of attendees, from trustee members to community leaders; it covered essential elements that many faith charities require. Attendees found it to be both insightful and informative.
The Charity Commission team started the workshop by discussing trustees’ roles. Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives. Depending on what the charity does, you will be making a difference to your local community or to society as a whole.
As a trustee, you and your co-trustees should put appropriate procedures and safeguards in place and take reasonable steps to ensure that these are followed. Otherwise you risk making the charity vulnerable to fraud or theft, or other kinds of abuse, and being in breach of your duty.
Missed this workshop?
Register here for our next workshop with the Charity Commission on Thursday 9th February 2017.