New Code of Governance Launched

The revised Code of Good Governance and its accompanying resources was officially launched on 29 January 2016 in NICVA by Frances McCandless, CEO, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland on behalf of the Developing Governance Group.

The Code of Good Governance, which was first introduced by the Developing Governance Group in 2008, is a key piece of work in developing standards of good governance in the voluntary and community sector.  It sets out principles and practices of good governance in an organisation, regardless of size, and as such, organisations have been using the Code as a tool to develop and/or maintain good governance within their organisations.

On a review of the Code of Good Governance’s healthcheck and the diycommitteeguide, the Developing Governance Group recognised that there was some overlap with the principles and sub-principles in the Code and undertook a review of the principles in the Code.  A revised Code of Governance was consulted on prior to the summer of 2014 and funding has been secured by Awards for All and Halifax Foundation NI for the production of the revised Code and an up to date accessible online governance resource.

To get a copy of the revised Code please email [email protected] or call 90 232020.