Programme Standards

Standard 1

Standard 1

Sound Governance

The Board meets its legal obligations, knows its role and acts with integrity.

Essentials

  • Documented governance structure
  • Compliance with governing documents
Standard 2

Standard 2

Business Planning

The mission of the organisation is aligned with well defined, annual business objectives.

Essentials

  • Business Plan for the next three years

Standard 3

Standard 3

Finance & Accounting

There are fundamental financial procedures in place, and the organisation meets all legal requirements in relation to managing and reporting on money and resources.

Essentials

  • Organisation bank account
  • Up-to-date accounts records/recording system
  • Audited financials
Standard 4

Standard 4

Leadership, Management & HR

The organisation has adequate leadership and a commitment to the organisation’s plans.

Essentials

  • Documented role descriptions
  • Service agreements for staff and volunteers
  • Compliance with the Employment Rights Act
Standard 5

Standard 5

Fundraising

Fundraising practices are ethical and in line with the organisation’s mission, resources, and legal requirements.

Essentials

  • Fundraising strategy

Standard 6

Standard 6

Communications & Promotion

The organisation has identified its stakeholders and key message(s) and can demonstrate its impact.

Essentials

  • Communications plan
  • Pitch deck

*The Charity Incubator Programme is designed to help charities comply with the minimum governance requirements of the global third sector. These Standards, being developed in consultation with experts and local charities, are the foundation of our programme.*

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