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Governance

This section contains information on areas such as legal structures for not for profit organisations and some guidance on the governance that you will need to put in place in order to run your organisation.

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Governance

MVA can offer a capped 3 hours of free support for Governance as part of our infrastructure contract with Medway Council. This support takes the form of supported signposting, pointing in the right direction of where to search, knowing what’s available – resources, templates etc. This can be delivered in one session or it can be spread out across a period of time, where we catch up periodically to see where you are at and to ascertain if you need further signposting, or for MVA to be a sounding board. We cannot give you legal advice as part of this support nor can we complete things for you like applications.

It's really up to you to decide what support you need, how you want to receive it and then for MVA to see if that fits in with our availability and capacity, we then agree a plan forward. Contact us if you would like to book a free one-to-one support appointment.

In the meantime, the section below contains information on areas such as legal structures for not for profit organisations and some guidance on the governance that you will need to put in place in order to run your organisation.

Please browse the resources below and if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do submit an enquiry form and we will try to help you.

TitleDescriptionLink
Toolkit for good governanceA toolkit for good Governance from Kingston SmithToolkit
Charity Governance CodeCharity Governance Code: revised set of standards to help charities/trustees achieve great governanceCharity Governance
Good Governance CodeA code for the Voluntary and Community Sector from ACEVOGood Governance
How to run an AGMA guide to running an AGM from the Institute of FundraisingAGM
Principles of Good Impact ReportingA guide from NPC to support you to communicate impact reports.Guide on impact reporting
Minute TakingMicrosoft Office templates for taking meeting minutes
Templates
AgendasMicrosoft Office templates for meeting agendasTemplates
Safeguarding - DBS checksOverview and advice from GOV.UK on DBS checksDBS checks
MVA Equality & Diversity PolicyMVA Equality & Diversity Policy that can be used as a template.***Equality & Diversity Policy
MVA Health & Safety PolicyMVA Health & Safety Policy that can be used as a template.***Health & Safety Policy
MVA Safeguarding Children Policy

MVA Safeguarding Children Policy that can be used as a template. ***

Safeguarding Children Policy

MVA Safeguarding Adults PolicyMVA Safeguarding Adults Policy that can be used as a template. ***Safeguarding Adults policy
Legal Structures for Social Enterprises

DLA Piper Report on legal structures
Legal Structures for Social Enterprises
GOV.UK compliance toolkitGovernance and accountability to safeguard charities from terrorism, fraud and other forms of abuseCompliance Toolkit
Civil Society Report
Commission to focus on improved efficiency among charities
Report
NCVO 'The Governance Wheel'A tool to measure and develop your governance and leadershipGovernance Wheel


*** The document downloaded at the link is in PDF format, but it is also available to MVA members in Word format. To obtain it in Word format please contact us.