NPC response to the consultation on the Charity Governance Code

NPC’s mission is to support charities and funders to achieve the greatest possible impact for the causes and beneficiaries they serve. Governance is at the heart of how charities are run, and at their best, boards can enable charities to be bold in these uncertain times, and achieve ever greater impact. Yet too often we find organisations where boards are coasting along and not driving the sort of transformation needed for charities to flourish.

The Code of Good Governance is written for voluntary and community organisations. It outlines six key principles of good governance, points out important legal requirements and gives suggestions on how to apply the principles in practice. In our response we draw on our experience of working with charities and funders to achieve the greatest possible outcome for beneficiaries to suggest how boards might enable charities in these uncertain times.