Grab a free welcome pack for new charity trustees - Thorne Widgery

A welcome pack is now available online for new charity trustees to quickly get to grips with their wide-ranging responsibilities.

Around 100,000 trustees are appointed to new and existing charities each year, but many are unaware of their exact duties and how they should go about being a responsible trustee.

The Charity Commission hopes the new welcome pack will introduce them to the role so they have a better understanding of what it is exactly they should be doing!

Inside the pack, you’ll find the following information:

  • The basics of trusteeship
  • A summary of what they can expect
  • Awareness of duties and responsibilities
  • What documents need to be sent to the Charity Commission

Helen Stephenson, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, said: “As a trustee you will be able to use your skills and experience and have a direct influence over a cause you care about. It is a rewarding role, but there are responsibilities meaning you will need to give up enough time to help your charity succeed. You should use your first six months to really get to understand your role and responsibilities. We have prepared this short guide to help you do that. It tells you what to expect in your first year and where you can get more detailed advice.

Charities have a special place in our society because they are committed to helping others. This creates a level of trust from the public that we must protect. You will need to help run an effective charity that shows how it operates for the good of others, while we will provide guidance and services to support you in that.”

To download the welcome pack, please click on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charity-trustee-welcome-pack