A review was carried out in February of the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable organisations.

The Governance Code is based on these five main principles:

  1. Leading the organisation
  2. Exercising control over the organisation
  3. Being transparent and accountable
  4. Working effectively
  5. Behaving with integrity

Comments were sought by stakeholders on the following aspects of the Code:

  • Code compliance process
  • Stewardship and ownership of the code
  • Content of the code

The review also comprised of a survey conducted with a selection of organisations that are compliant with the Governance Code, some organisations that are working towards compliance, and some that have chosen not to sign up to the Code.