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The Triple Lock
Standard

What is the Triple Lock?

To actively demonstrate openness, transparency and integrity to your beneficiaries and donors your charity should be operating to the Triple Lock Standards - transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.

Governance

Your board has formally adopted the 'Charities Governance Code' as devised by the CRA, or will have adopted this by 2020.

This means your charity complies with the six principles of governance, has reached the core standards expected, and attained additional standards that reflect a more complex structure, if relevant.  

Ethical fundraising

Your board has formally adopted the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. Your staff, volunteers and anyone else fundraising on your behalf are fully trained on the requirements and you have implemented controls to ensure that all your fundraising practices are fully in line with the "Guidelines" and any related Codes of Practice.  You review and report annually on compliance.

Annual and Financial Reporting

Your charity prepares a trustees annual report and financial statements in full compliance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102) and makes them easily available to the public on your website.

Read our blog "What is the Charity SORP" for more information on what you should be looking for when reviewing a charities financial accounts in regards to transparent reporting.

Governance

Your board has formally adopted the 'Charities Governance Code' as devised by the CRA, or will have adopted this by 2020.

This means your charity complies with the six principles of governance, has reached the core standards expected, and attained additional standards that reflect a more complex structure, if relevant.  

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