Good Governance is about ensuring your board is accountable, transparent, follows the rule of law, and is inclusive, efficient and effective.

Our team can either design a bespoke training session/workshop/seminar relevant to the needs of your board and deliver at GSAP or your own premises at a time that suits the board members/staff, daytime or evening.  We also provide more general governance training throughout the year in partnership with agencies such as Labour Relations Agency for example, Recruitment & Selection, Financial Management, Handling Disciplinary & Grievance, Health & Safety etc.

For further information you can contact either Mary or Lorraine at GSAP on 02871358787


Code of Good Governance

The revised Code of Good Governance sets out the principles and practices of good governance for the boards of voluntary and community organisations in the North of Ireland.  Launched in early 2016 by the Developing Governance Group (DGG) it has been widely accepted as the set of standards for governance in the sector.  You can download the guide at

In order to help boards adhere to the principles of the Code a self-assessment framework in which boards could assess their own governance practices has been created which you can download at

CCNI Helper Group for Charity Registration

GSAP is one of a number of Charity Commission ‘helper groups’ and we can assist you with your online application for registering with the Charity Commission.  In working with a number of organisations we have found that the question that poses the greatest challenge is ‘the public benefit statement’.  We will use the Commission’s public benefit toolkit to help charities write this and would encourage all organisations to read the Commission’s helpful guidance notes BEFORE starting your  online application.

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