Policy paper

Conflicts in a charity: statement of approach

Explains when the Commission will or will not get involved in a charity's internal conflict or dispute.


Disputes happen when trustees, staff and members disagree with decision within a charity. Disputes may put charitable funds at risk and can even damage the charity’s reputation.

Charity trustees need to work together to settle a dispute. Find out where to get help and support and when the Charity Commission will and will not get involved.