Some questions about charity trustees come up time and time again - including what people should know before they become trustees and sign the Charity Commission's trustee declaration form, how trustee powers can be delegated, and how changes of trusteeship can cause problems for some charities when it comes to dealings with land.
So, this post aims to provide you with some quick links to some of our previous blog posts and other useful resources on these topics.
Appointment of trustees: What do you need to know before you become a charity trustee? Read the Charity Commission's guidance for trustees before committing to the role and its responsibilities, and familiarise yourself with the Commission’s five minute guides, for a quick introduction to the basics of:
If you are looking for the most up-to-date copy of the Charity Commission’s declaration of eligibility and responsibility form for charity trustees to sign, then click here.
Delegation of trustee powers: If you are a charity trustee, and uncertain about which of your powers you can delegate to someone else – and to what extent –you may find our popular blog post a useful starting point. For best practice on delegation of charity trustee powers, have a look at the Commission's guidance on trustee duties (section 9.3) and the Charity Governance Code’s principle in relation to decision making.
Dealings with land and changes of trustees: Some charities can have problems relating to old changes of trustees when entering into dealings with their charity land. If you would like to know a bit more about the problems that can arise, and possible solutions, read our popular blog post.