Charity Governance Code steering group plans ‘refresh’

The steering group for the Charity Governance Code has said it plans to refresh the code, rather than do a full rewrite, after consulting with the sector. 

A focus of the refresh will be expanding its section on diversity. The steering group has commissioned specialists consultants to help it with this work.

The consultation responses also revealed that, while nearly three-quarters of smaller charities have heard of the code, currently they are less likely to be using it.  

“Ensuring that the code is relevant for smaller charities is an area that the steering group will look at further to see what more, if anything, can be done to highlight the edition of the code specifically for volunteer-led and run organisations".

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