Trusteeship

PCC Members are effectively the Trustees of the Charity. This page provides some resources to support induction of PCC members by providing a briefing on what it means to be a trustee.

We have produced a short guide to introduce PCC members to their roles and responsibilities as Charity Trustees. This resource is currently only available as an online PDF which can be downloaded here.

The Charity Commission has updated their guidance on managing faith charities as trustees.

You should check that all your PCC members are eligible to serve as charity trustees (i.e. are not disqualified under charity law), and that HMRC would regard them as ‘Fit and Proper Persons’. This can be done by asking all current PCC members to sign the Trustee eligibility and Fit and Proper Persons Declaration. Going forward, all newly elected PCC members should sign these declarations.

We’ve also made a short training video which can be used as part of an induction session, and to accompany the Trusteeship guide.