Trustee handbook

This handbook has been put together by the Charity Commission and Making Music to help trustees of Making Music member groups.

The guidance will help you manage your charity and answers some of the most common questions about your responsibility as a committee member (trustee) of a charity. It also contains full details of how to manage your relationship with the Charity Commission.

The handbook is designed to help if:

  • You are a new trustee 
  • You have just become your charity’s main administrative contact with the Charity Commission
  • You are handing over administrative responsibility to another trustee
  • You are an existing trustee and want to ensure that you are acting correctly

Trustee handbook

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We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music do not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.