ShelterBox is a registered charity; charity number 1096479 and it also operates as a company limited by guarantee, company number 04612652.
ShelterBox's ultimate decision making authority is the Board of Trustees (the 'Board'), which has full legal responsibility for running of the charity. The trustees act as the directors of the company for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006. Trustees are appointed in light of their commitment to ShelterBox and their experience and skills which enable them to undertake the responsibilities of trusteeship of a large and complex charity.
The Board meets at least four times a year and designated members of the executive team attend these meetings as non-voting observers to advise and inform the Board.
The Board has a number of committees that can also include senior staff members, co-opted individuals and consultants as well as trustees. These committees have specific areas of responsibilities and will provide recommendations within their specified areas for Board consideration and approval.
Audit, risk and compliance
ShelterBox recognises the responsibilities placed by law on a charity trustee and provides a full programme of induction training in all appropriate matters. This includes governance and compliance for all new trustees, as well as refresher training for existing trustees in order to keep them up-to-date with current legislation. The Board utilises a number of training providers including the services of the NCVO and their publicised training material. Board members have attended the last two NCVO Trustee conferences in London.
General queries on governance can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or you may call us at 01326 569782