What are the duties of a charity trustee?

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The duties of a charity trustee fall under two headings:

Legal Duties

  • Comply with your charity’s governing document
  • Ensure that your charity’s activities advance its charitable purpose(s) only and for the public benefit
  • Act in the best interests of your charity
  • Act with reasonable care and skill
  • Manage the assets of your charity
  • Make appropriate investment decisions

Additional duties

  • Ensure that your charity is registered on the Charities Regulator’s Register of Charities
  • Ensure that your charity keeps proper books of account
  • Ensure that your charity prepares and furnishes financial accounts to the Charities Regulator
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