Coronavirus – guidance for trustee boards on governance and employment

Article date
23 March 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Financial support for Employers from the Government

On Friday 20 March the Government announced new financial support for employers. Here is some preliminary guidance from the government and also some helpful updates from other sources:

Good governance and what charity trustees need to think about

Charity trustee Boards will need to continually review their governance and plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a very helpful article from NCVO on what charity Boards should be thinking about at this time, including:

  • Questions to ask yourselves when developing and reviewing your plan
  • How to reprioritise work to help capacity
  • How to hold remote Board meetings
Further resources

We are regularly updating our Community Action Coronavirus page here with further updates as they arrive. If you are unsure how this guidance applies to your charity or voluntary group, please contact