Trustee Welcome Pack


As a trustee the decisions you make will help Autism Hampshire to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support.

At Autism Hampshire, our VISION is to create a better future for autistic people.

Our MISSION is to create opportunities, challenge perceptions, enhance choices and provide high quality services to meet the diverse needs of autistic people.

By becoming a Trustee you play a key role in helping us achieve our vision and mission.

We will make you very welcome and show our appreciation and thanks to you for joining us in this important role.

Below is a welcome pack for new Trustees. Please take a look and contact us with any questions.


  1. Welcome letter
  2. The Role and Duties of Charity Trustees
  3. Trustee Role for Autism Hampshire
  4. Strategic Plan (updated plan to be agreed early 2020)
  5. Annual Review
  6. Financial Statements
  7. Declaration for Fit and Proper Persons
  8. Memorandum of Articles and Association
  9. The Essential Trustee: What you need to know
  10. Organisational Structure
  11. Newsletter and events
  12. Decoding the Charity Governance Code
  13. Policies and procedures
    1. Autism Hampshire all Policies and procedures (requires O365 log in to sharepoint)
    2. Anti-Bribery, Gifts and conflict of interest Policy and Procedure
    3. Fit and Proper Policy
    4. Organisational Governance Policy

Good Governance Code

Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture in which everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision.

About this Code: This Code is a practical tool to help charities and their trustees develop high standards of governance. Read more about this Code, using this Code to review governance and extra advice from our steering group partners.

The Code refresh: The Code steering group refreshed the Code at the end of 2020. Visit the Updating the Code page to learn about the changes.

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Charity Reg No: 288141. Reg. No. 01710300.