Governance Primer

Setting up a voluntary group or charity can be a daunting affair. The governance team at GVS have developed a resource aimed at simplifying this process: The Governance Primer.

While there are lots of fantastic resources available online to support new and emerging groups, taken together these materials can constitute dozens (if not hundreds) of pages.

Our aim was to produce a short, easy to follow document to outline the main steps involved, provide some guidance around each one, and link to some high quality supporting documents.

The Governance Primer contains the following:

  • From Idea to Action
  • Trustees
  • Legal Structures
  • The Governing Document
  • Charities
  • Effective Meetings
  • Next Steps

Download or view the Governance Primer