Good Governance Awards Launch 2021
Lessons on charity governance through a pandemic The VSB Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Good Governance Awards for Northern Ireland. Delivered in partnership with Volunteer Now and CO3.
The Code of Good Governance sets out the principles and key elements of good governance for the boards of voluntary and community organisations.
The members of the board are equally responsible in law for board actions and decisions. They are collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring that the organisation is performing well, is solvent and complies with all its obligations in terms of:
The board will have a range of appropriate policies and procedures, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to enable both individuals and the board to work effectively. The board will plan for its own development and renewal by:
The board has ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of the organisation and delivering its stated purposes. It will do this by:
As the accountable body, the board will maintain and regularly review the organisation’s system of internal controls, performance, and policies and procedures, to ensure that:
The board will be open, responsive and accountable, acting at all times with integrity, in the interest of the organisation and its beneficiaries. The board will:
To date, the Developing Governance Group (DGG) has produced the Code of Good Governance, governance health check and redeveloped the diycommitteeguide website with resources mapped to the Code.
"Charities who were registered in or before May 2019 do not currently have a legal obligation to file annual reporting information with the Commission. However, the facility to file annual reporting information voluntarily with the Commission remains open and we would encourage charities to do so where possible, as a matter of good practice."
Like many events impacted by COVID, this year’s event will be held virtually. It offers a unique opportunity for charities, stakeholders and members of the public based in Northern Ireland to engage and hear about the Fundraising Regulator's impact over the past year plus their plans for the future.