Press release

Charity Commission to hold public meeting in Manchester

The Charity Commission, invites trustees, charities and charity advisors to attend its next public meeting.

Charity Commission
Charity Commission

Charity Commission to hold public meeting in Manchester

20 May 2014 The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is inviting trustees, charities and charity advisors to attend its next public meeting in Manchester on 3 July 2014.

The meeting will be opened by William Shawcross, the Chairman of the Charity Commission and attendees will hear presentations from senior staff at the Commission on:

  • Trustee responsibilities in handling conflicts of interest

  • Preventing fraud and safeguarding vulnerable groups in your charity - duties and responsibilities

  • Campaigning, trustee duties and the Lobbying Act

Charity Commission staff will also be running drop-in sessions to provide one-to-one advice and guidance which will be available to all attendees.

The meeting is being held in partnership with Greater Manchester Council of Voluntary Organisations and will take place at the St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ. Registration will open at 1.15pm and lunch will be provided before opening comments from William Shawcross. The meeting will finish at 5pm.

The full agenda can be found on the Charity Commission website.

If you would like to attend the event please email: PublicMeetings@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk

Ends

PR 37/14

Please note, members of the press are also invited to attend. For further information about the meeting, or to confirm your attendance, please contact the press office.

Notes to Editors

  1. The Charity Commission is the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales.

  2. Our mission is to be the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, acting in the public’s interest, to ensure that:

  • Charities know what they have to do

  • The public know what charities do

  • Charities are held to account

Published 20 May 2014