The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities is concerned about the sustainability of the Voluntary Sector and has issued a call for written evidence. This is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to submit evidence which could inform their final conclusions and recommendations.
The committee is looking at:
- the main pressures currently faced by charities, and the impact these pressures have
- the skills required to lead and manage a charity
- the role trustees should play in the performance and effectiveness of a charity
- the role of national and local Government with the charitable sector
- the role of the Charity Commission
- charities’ accountability to their beneficiaries, their donors, and the general public
- the effective delivery of services
- the current challenges to the financial sustainability of charities
- innovation, particularly in the digital arena
Written evidence should be submitted by 5 September and can be done online or by writing to Clerk to the Select Committee on Charities Committee Office, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.
The committee’s reporting deadline is 31 March 2017.