Trustees & Governance

Supporting the development of trustee boards

Trustees play a vital role for any charity, providing the organisation with strategy, direction and to ensure they’re run according to rules and regulations. Having a strong trustee board can make all the difference for an organisation – especially for those facing challenging times.

What we offer:

  • Bespoke training tailored to your organisations board
  • A governance health check
  • A trustees skills audit
  • Consultancy to support your board in creating positive change
  • Governance procedures, policies and best practice


This is a bespoke package, which means we design it from scratch based on your needs, therefore charges depend on the amount of support required.

How to buy:

For bespoke training fill out this training form –

For initial enquiries call 020 8861 5894 or email [email protected].

Benefits to your organisation:

  • Understand your board’s duties and obligations as a governing body
  • Sessions to meet the specific needs and interests of committee boards
  • Create or develop existing policies and procedures 
  • Implement financial prudence


“Voluntary Action Harrow (VAH) has helped Radio Northwick Park (RNP) become a more professional and structured organisation to volunteer for. It was glaringly obvious from initial discussions that RNP had a serious lack of policies that should be there to protect the charity and our members. VAH helped us introduce many new rules and regulations, which have helped us streamline work, create more thorough procedures and have provided clearer guidance for the trustees to run the organisation and the members to volunteer their time. As a small charity, we have often acted in accordance with unwritten rules, using common sense to guide us. However it was clear that not everyone will always share the same methods of thought and the time had come to write these unwritten rules down, to avoid ambiguities and frustration. The timing of this overhaul was perfect, as we had already started to pursue a stronger DBS process, so we took this opportunity to reflect on all of our policies. Sarah was great to work with, being available on the phone and email regularly, but also coming to see us multiple times in unsociable hours and obviously had worked hard on adapting the policies to suit the type of organisation we are. We’re now a stronger and more professional charity with a more future-proof structure thanks to VAH.”

Matt Blank – Chairman of Radio Northwick Park (2013)

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