Charity Trustees

Charity trustees have specific legal responsibilities. These include:

  • being responsible for directing the affairs of the charity ensuring it is well-run.
  • ensuring it delivers the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the people for which is has been set up.
  • ensuring the charity complies with charity law, its own governing document and other relevant legislations.
  • ensuring that the charity‚Äôs funds and assets are use only to further the objects (or purpose) of the charity.
  • avoiding undertaking activities that might place the charity’s funds, assets, endowments or reputation at risk.
  • using reasonable skill and care in their work as trustees.
  • getting external professional advice when appropriate e.g. if there is a material risk to the charity.
  • acting with integrity and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets.

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