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The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do (CC3)

This guidance from The Charity Commission relates directly to the Accreditation Standard for those museums which are charities.

Charity trustees share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, or directors.

This resource explains what being a trustee involves, including:

  • what trustees do
  • who can be a trustee and how trustees are appointed
  • their legal responsibilities
  • specific trustee roles of chair and treasurer

It is particularly aimed at:

  • Trustees of any charity based in England or Wales
  • Organisations thinking about setting up a charity or people becoming trustees in England or Wales

Clicking the ‘Visit site’ link on this page will open this resource to view on the GOV.UK website.

Date created: 2018

Author: The Charity Commission

Publisher: GOV.UK