Guidance

The essential trustee: what you need to know (CC3)

What's required of a charity trustee, including your responsibilities to your charity.

Documents

The essential trustee: what you need to know

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Yr ymddiriedolwr hanfodol: yr hyn y mae angen i chi wybod

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Being a trustee

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Charity trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of a charity.

This guidance explains what becoming a trustee involves, including:

  • how to become a trustee
  • what trustees do
  • how to make decisions
  • your legal responsibilities

This guidance answers questions that new and existing trustees may have about their duties.