Information on Trustee and Governance (English and Welsh information sheets are available).


What is governance?

Governance is about the leadership, direction and supervision of an organisation.

It means making sure that the organisation is well run (or ‘governed’) and carries out the work it was set up to do. This involves:

  • planning for the future
  • guarding the organisation’s values and reputation
  • looking after the money and people and
  • being accountable for the organisation’s actions and decisions.

Why is governance important?

Good governance is about making sure an organisation is well run. Organisations that are not well governed tend not to make the best of their opportunities and resources. In extreme cases a lack of good governance can put the entire organisation at risk.  Good governance therefore plays an essential part in securing the future of an organisation.


Principles of governance

Egwyddorion llywodraethu     


Trustee duties and responsibilities

Dyletswyddau a chyfrifoldebau ymddiriedolwyr    


Governing body structures and honorary officers

Y corff llywodraethu a swyddogion anrhydeddus    


Recruitment, selection and induction

Recriwtio,dethol a sefydlu       


Training and development for trustees

Hyfforddiant a datblygiad ar gyfer ymddiriedolwyr    


Working with the chief officer

Gweithio gyda’r Prif Swyddog    


Liability of trustees and governing body members

Atebolrwydd llywodraethwyr ac aelodau corff llywodraethu    


Trustee indemnity insurance

Yswiriant indemniad ymddiriedolwyr    


Winding up - the steps involved and alternative options

Dirwyn i ben - y camau ac opsiynau eraill    


Register of people with significant control

Cofrestr o Bobl â Rheolaeth Arwyddocaol    


If your group would like help or further information please contact one of the team below.


Alyx Baharie – Development Officer / Compact

Tel: 01792-544005 / Email: alyx_baharie@scvs.org.uk


Karen Procter - Development Officer / Wellbeing Social Enterprise Support Officer

Tel: 01792 544023 / Email: karen_procter@scvs.org.uk


(Graphic courtesy of Charity Commission)