Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Young People Now

Young People Now: "Young trustees: Charity Commission provides guidance
By - 15/12/04

The Charity Commission has issued guidelines on young trustees following a landmark decision to allow Welsh youth parliament Funky Dragon to appoint under-18s to its board (YPN, 18-24 August, p5).
In a statement, the commission said: 'For some youth organisations it will often be appropriate for young people under the age of 18 to be on the board.'
Only charities formed as companies limited by guarantee can have under-18 trustees, rather than those that are trusts or unincorporated associations. The commission recommended that no more than half the trustees be under 18. "

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