Governance Overview

Governance arrangements and Charitable Aims are recorded in our Memorandum and Articles of Association. We are managed through a board of Trustees which submits an annual Trustees’ Report and Financial Statement (TR&FS) and other data to the relevant authorities (Charities Commission and Companies House).  Each year, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), members are invited to approve the TR&FS and to approve the appointment of Trustees.  Members also receive full reports of activity during the previous year and approve an action plan for the following year.

Trustees include a Chair, a Secretary, a Treasurer and other appointees, who are recommended to members as individuals whose skills and experience relevant to the needs of the organisation. Each year a third of the Trustees (excluding the officers) resign by rotation.  These may be reappointed. During the year, Trustees and Working Group Leads normally meet at least three times outside the AGM to submit and receive reports (including a financial report and to review the work of projects and working groups) and to conduct any other necessary business.