Services for Charities and NFPs

Helping charities and not-for-profit organisations manage risk and govern effectively

Regulatory compliance, risk management and effective governance are vital to your organisation’s stability, sustainability, reputation and success. 

Managing the challenges of evolving regulations, maintaining reliable funding and delivering your organisation’s core services is already a balancing act for charities, especially those which are lean on resources. Add in the burden of risk management, compliance and governance, and the load gets heavier.

Aspida can help shoulder that burden with a range of services dedicated to supporting charities and not-for-profit organisations in fulfilling their regulatory, fiduciary and governance obligations. We are also able to advise on risk mitigation and management strategies. 

Services include:

Company Secretarial Services

Advisory services

Proud to be supporting local charities

Guernsey 2022 Charity Law:
Anti-Financial Crime policy requirements

Aspida are pleased to have worked with the Guernsey Registry and the FIU to produce a guidance note and template Anti-Financial Crime Policy for consideration by charity boards.

Our team combines the unique experience of working with a diversity of private, public and third sector organisations, within a range of regulatory frameworks, and can usefully share the valuable insights and expertise gained with our clients.

Charity Risk Assessment in Guernsey

All charities and NPOs (“charities”) are required to carry out risk assessments.  The aim is to ensure that all the Managing Officers are aware and informed of the charity’s risks and where appropriate reduce or manage those risks to a level that the charity is comfortable with (risk appetite). Risk management is the process of identifying, evaluating and controlling risks.

The Managing Officers (and maybe any other charity personnel that understand the organisation well) need to work together in a constructive and open manner to review the charity’s purpose, strategy, objectives and its activities, identifying potential risks and agreeing, wherever necessary, an appropriate cause of action. The aim is not to eliminate risks, and some may even present positive opportunities.

This guidance document provides a suggested framework and simplified process of risk management. For those organisations that may have a more evolved or sophisticated risk management framework, they should continue to use it. We have also developed a template to assist you in considering your risks and how you can mitigate them.

Charities Risk Workshop – 17th November 2022

We were pleased to host a workshop including presentations from Helen Gains, Guernsey Registry, Adie Hale, Financial Intelligence Unit and Peter Mills, Aspida Group, copies of their slides of which are available;

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