Governance Code

Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum developed a Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector. The Code sets out the core principles of good governance for the boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Scotland.

The Code was created for the sector, by the sector.

This website is for the Code to sit alongside various resources, documents, templates and guidance.

We had over 250 responses to our consultation in 2018, and used these to launch the Code in November 2018 at the Trustees Week conference.

You can read a summary of the consultation responses here

You can download a copy of the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector here.

The SCVO Good Governance Checkup is designed to help you review your governance in line with the five key principles of the Code, celebrate success and identify areas for improvement. Offering a personalised action plan, it also has links to