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The Code Steering Group is currently developing an updated version of the code. 
A draft of the new Code and a summary of the consultation findings on this document are available to read here.
Please note this is a temporary website whilst funding is sort to redevelop the code’s online presence.


Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the Code) is just as it says, a code of governance written for voluntary and community organisations.

  • By the sector, for the sector
  • Six key principles explain good governance
  • Points out important legal requirements
  • Gives suggestions on how to apply the principles in practice
  • Jointly owned by NCVO, ACEVO, SCC, ICSA & WCVA
  • Supported by the Charity Commission and the Clothworkers’ Company