The third sector aspires to be well-respected, valued and publicly trusted, playing a fundamental role in addressing many of society’s unmet needs. Good governance is a key part of this: essential to ensure that boards preserve stakeholder confidence and assurance.

The recent publication of the new Charity Governance Code will bring greater attention to internal systems and processes, and put the spotlight on the importance of behaviours and culture in an organisation.

Voluntary organisations also have a new role in health and care in place, working in partnership with local government and the NHS as part of integrated care systems.

In the housing sector the Regulator of Social Housing is another key player, and many third sector organisations we work with provide care services and need to maintain their registration with the Care Quality Commission.

The third and housing sectors are key actors in the development of community assets that make concepts such as ‘place’ a reality.

GGI recognises the diversity of third sector organisations and provides specialist support, working with leaders and trustees in strengthening governance practice helping to assure financial sustainability, leadership development and succession planning.

"GGI has not only advised us for this huge creative arts project that has literally involved hundreds of people in the area over the three years we took to build it up but also, in the form of their brilliant design staff, have seriously re-vamped our marketing campaign, with beautiful new-look publicity graphics and a buzzing web-site. "

Jenny Miller

Director

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"The Good Governance Institute has been extremely helpful in assisting Together in Barnet (a charity that aims to provide a night shelter for homeless people across the London borough) develop a framework around governance initially producing a clear and concise report containing the building blocks for constructing a set of relevant policies. Moreover, they have continued to provide high quality intelligence ensuring our GDPR protocols are fit f...

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"Richard Watts Charities appointed the Good Governance Institute to carry out their first ever external governance review. The team had a very professional approach and carried out detailed interviews of Trustees, Staff and Advisers along with reviewing samples of the administrative procedures and policies. We received a very comprehensive report and a clear presentation on the outcomes of the review and recommendations which we are following up ...

Alex Clarabut

Chair

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