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Trustees Useful Links

Trustees Useful Links

Online Resources

Small Charities Coalition: A national support and networking organisation that helps small charities, including small charity trustees, to access skills, knowledge and resources.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) provide information and interesting blogs for trustees.

Reach Skills: Information on governance and trustee matters including the essential information and resources to get started on the trusteeship journey.

Vol Resource provide online resources for the voluntary and community sector. This website contains useful resources for trustees including Trustee codes of conduct etc.

Hempsons Charity Chairs Checklist: A downloadable new guide to major topics that, together with your own experience and judgement, will help you make your organisation more successful.

Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. 

Young Trustees Movement provides resources and support for charities who want to create change and benefit from the diverse perspectives, skills and experience young trustees bring to boards.


Trustee Recruitment and Induction resources

There are a number of online resources to help your organisation to recruit and induct trustees:

Harrogate District Volunteering Directory


Charity Commission publications

The Essential Trustee – what you need to know

Users on Board: Beneficiaries who become trustees


Offline Resources

The Harrogate Community House Information Centre library contains a number of books aimed at charity trustees including:

  • The Good Trustee Guide (NCVO)
  • The Charity Trustee’s Handbook (DSC)
  • The Charity Treasurer’s Handbook (DSC)
  • Good Governance: Practical Guide for Trustees, Chairs and CEOs

The Library also contains books providing guidance on all aspects of starting a running a charitable group, including fundraising, community events, management, charity HR, marketing, etc.