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"The Commission's revised guidance on Charities and Investment Matters is a useful tool for trustees. It updates the guidance to reflect changes in investment approaches, products and markets, explains the law, and makes clear that it is for trustees to make decisions that are right for their charity and its beneficiaries". Kate Rogers, Chair Charity Investors' Group

Charity requirements and guidance

This section brings together all our published guidance, reports, factsheets and other resources.

  • Start up a charity - what you need to know if you're thinking of forming a charity
  • Our research - we inform the principles we apply as a regulator through our research programme
  • Charity essentials - your duties as a charity trustee and how to run your charity effectively
  • Charity accounting and reporting - what you need to send to us each year, how detailed your charity's accounts and report need to be and why they are essential
  • Charity governance - the principles of good governance, plus detailed guidance on managing your charity's resources, managing risk and environmental responsibility
  • Charity activities - how to remain independent and for the public benefit, and how you can get maximum benefit for your beneficiaries by working with other charities
  • Specialist guidance - tailored information and resources for different sizes and types of charity, plus resources for charity advisers, local authorities and other audiences

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If you know the title of the guidance you're looking for you can access a full listing of our guidance

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