Guidance & Support
Develop your skills through our wide range of events, training and guidance to help your charity survive and thrive.
Refresh your knowledge with the Charity Commission’s 5-minute guides for trustees
The Charity Commission for England and Wales registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, ensuring that the public can support charities with confidence. If you would like to receive updates on news and guidance from the Charity Commission, sign up to the CC Newsletter.
The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and sets the standards for fundraising in the UK-wide Code of Fundraising Practice.
Sector support organisations
Association of Chairs is an independent association supporting Chairs of charity, social purpose and not-for-profit organisations to lead their board and deliver their aims, providing training and topical events, passing on information, facilitating peer support and networking with other Chairs, commissioning research, and developing standards of best practice.
The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland is the governance and qualifying and membership body for governance professionals working in all sectors, including the charity sector, providing Qualifications and Training (cgi.org.uk) and Resources (cgi.org.uk) to trustees.
Education and Employers connects schools and colleges with volunteers from a wide range of careers who share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm via career insight talks, mentoring, job- shadowing and work experience.
The Ethical Property Foundation is the only dedicated property advice charity in the UK serving the voluntary sector. It offers free impartial guidance and online support, plus webinars, workshops and affordable tailored advice.
ICAEW’s self-directed trustee training programme provides a learning space where you can explore the knowledge and skills required to be an effective charity trustee. These online training modules provide an overview of charity trustees’ legal and financial responsibilities and their strategic and operational considerations.
NCVO is the membership community for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups, championing the remarkable role of charities and volunteers and providing guidance, training and support to over 17,000 member organisations of all causes, shapes and sizes – ranging from large charities to small community groups.