The Governance Forum

The Governance Assessment Process

Why Undertake the Governance Assessment Process?

  • The GAP is a diagnostic driven process which will help organisations to clearly identify where they are and where they need to get in order to achieve good governance.
  • As all organisations in the third sector work within a regulatory framework, the GAP will help to ensure they are complying with best practice and legislation whether the regulating body is the Charity Commission, the Tenant Services Authority, the Arts Council or their Local Authority.
  • The competitive environment is such that the key differentiators are explicitly important and good governance is a pre-requisite for many funders.
  • By taking part in the diagnostic process, the participating organisation will be able to benchmark themselves against other organisations that have completed the assessment.