The third sector is made up of a wide range of non-profit organisations, including charities, non-charitable voluntary organisations and social enterprises to name but a few.
Jason Mohammad presenting worthy
winners, Swansea YMCA, with the award for good governance
at the Third Sector Awards Cymru 2013.
This area of our website is for people who have responsibility
for managing and administering these organisations, either as a
trustee of a charity or as a governing body or management committee
member of a non-charitable organisation.
Please note that for ease of reference we will refer to all
third sector organisations (including charities) as 'voluntary
organisations', and all governing body members (including charity
trustees) as 'trustees'.
We recognise that the work that trustees do is invaluable
to the voluntary organisations that make up the third sector in
Wales, and that good governance is a vital part of how those
organisations operate and are held accountable for what they do. We
strive to ensure that trustees are provided with the support and
leadership that they need, and this support takes a number of
Need some guidance on a particular matter? We can offer a whole
host of resources to help you, including information sheets specifically
written for trustees, an extensive range of publications dealing with a variety of
topics, resources from WCVA events that you
might have attended recently, and a list of key
contacts that can offer you further help if you need it.
Tools to help you
There are numerous tools available to help with certain tasks or
making complex decisions, so we've put together a collection of
what we consider to be some of the best ones out there at the
moment. They range from a governance health check to a service for
advertising trustee vacancies, and a decision-making tool for
finding the best legal structure for your organisation.
What WCVA can offer
As well as written resources and tools that WCVA has
created, we also have a number of services offered by
specific teams depending on your need. So if you need help with a
legal matter, some funding advice, what trustee training is
available or a host of other issues, you've come to the right
Have your say
This section of the website encourages you to engage with
WCVA's trustee support service. You might want to let us know
about something that is causing you difficulties as a trustee which
we might be able to help you with, or make comments that can be
reflected in a consultation response that we are submitting. You
can also use a number of social media options to tell us and others
what's on your mind, so please do get involved: we'd love to
hear from you!