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This is what trustees need to do…

Follow the principles

Trustees will need to work together to make the best decisions for your charity.

Often there will not be a perfect solution but it must be an informed and responsible one for your situation.

The standard must be that your trustees:

  • act within their powers
  • act honestly and with good intentions, and only in your charity’s interests
  • be sufficiently informed, taking any advice needed
  • take account of all relevant factors
  • ignore irrelevant factors
  • manage conflicts of interest
  • make a decision that is within a range of decisions that a reasonable body of trustees can make.

These principles should always guide the approach. But make especially sure that your trustees can show that you have used them for decisions which are:

  • complex, or
  • high impact, or
  • involving significant money or other property, or
  • high risk

There are some practical things you can do and think about to support these principles so that your charity makes decisions correctly. We have summarised them here.

Read on

From March to May 2022, over 1200 voluntary organisations responded to a survey on charity banking. The results have produced a wealth of detailed information about the issues charities are facing. Click here to see the results.

TfL are consulting about proposals to make changes to bus routes into central London and would like to hear your views. The changes being consulted on are intended to cause as little disruption to passengers as possible, while making the savings required by the Government.

TfL have done a detailed review of London’s bus network, to achieve these significant financial savings. As part of this work, they have reviewed key bus corridors from the north, south, east, and west into the centre of the city. This is because demand has reduced over the years on some roads leading into central and inner London due to changing travel patterns which have been accelerated by the pandemic. 

For further information, to see which bus routes are included in our proposals and to complete our online survey, please visit https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/busreview

Alternatively you can submit your response to TfL by email or in writing (no stamp needed) to:

  • haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk; or
  • Or you can telephone us on 020 3054 6037 to leave your name and contact number and we will call you back. Quote ‘Bus Review’ when leaving your message.

Consultation closes Tuesday 12 July 2022

TfL are keen to hear from anyone that wants to comment on this consultation.  Please do pass on these details to your own contacts as you may find appropriate.

Please do not hesitate to contact TfL on the above email with any questions, or if you require any further information.


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The next Health & Wellbeing Board meeting will be held online on Wednesday 29th June at 6pm. 

The main agenda items are: 

  1. An update on Monkey Pox
  2. An update on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Hammersmith & Fulham.  The JSNA provides detailed information about the local population, and is extremely useful for providing evidence of local health needs for your funding bids and applications
  3. Production of the H&F Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, which evaluates the key health needs of the borough population and how these are being met by pharmaceutical services or could be improved. 

The full reports pack can be found here: Health and Wellbeing Board – Agenda papers, 29 June 2022 

The meeting will be held online via Zoom.  If you would like to attend, please follow the link below: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 6396 6167
Passcode: 155914

As always, if you are unable to attend but would like to raise a particular point, query or comment, please contact Sobus and we would be pleased to do this on your behalf. 

Friday 1 July from 1pm to 2.30pm


Dozens of charity leaders were among those who received awards in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours list, including DSC trustee Joyce Fraser, click here to see.

The award is the highest given to local volunteer groups and is given in recognition of outstanding community service. Read the full UK Fundraising article here.

Discover how to bring volunteers into your organisation with these top tips from Rob Jackson. Click here to see.

How can we reach out and find fantastic volunteers throughout the year, even in a post-pandemic world? Click here to find out.