About the Commission’s publications
This scheme lists the Commission’s guidance and links to public information about what the Commission is, what it spends and what it achieves.
The Charity Governance Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance.
Detailed guidance (‘CC publications’)
‘How to’ guides
Managing your charity
Charity money, tax and accounts
Setting up a charity
Staff and volunteers
Trustee role and board
Your charity’s work
Schemes and orders
We publish some orders, schemes and official warnings. These are usually issued when charities are not running effectively.
Through this webpage people can also make representations following the publication of a draft scheme or order. Representations can be made by an advocate or person acting on the applicant’s behalf, but we may ask for written confirmation of this.
The Commission’s policy is to publish as much information as it can, especially where the information would have a broad public interest.
Information that the Commission considers to be sensitive includes certain types of commercial or personal information, or information about security matters or which comprises legal advice.
In addition to the guidance listed above, the Commission publishes:
Who we are and what we do
Get a hard copy of the Charities Act from The Stationery Office (TSO) online bookshop.
Who we work with
What we spend and how we spend it
What our priorities are and how we are doing
How we make decisions
Our policy and procedures
Lists and registers
The Commission publishes:
For copies of charities’ governing documents (such as trust deed, constitution or memorandum and articles of association) or certificates of incorporation of the charity trustees, contact the Commission. These documents are provided as supplied, so the commission cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or accept responsibilities for the consequences of any person relying on it as an accurate statement of a charity’s trusts.