How many trustees do we need?

As trustees, it’s your responsibility to ensure your charity is managed effectively which helps with the decision making and voting arrangements.

Your charity’s governing document should set out the minimum and maximum number of trustees your charity needs to have. If it doesn’t, we recommend your charity should have at least three trustees, usually consisting of:

  • chair
  • secretary
  • treasurer

There is however no upper limit of trustees you can have, but too many could become unmanageable.

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