Next Charity Commission public meeting to be streamed live

In a first for the regulator, people will be able to view the next public meeting live online on 29 February

Now you can watch Charity Commission public meetings online
Now you can watch Charity Commission public meetings online

The Charity Commission has announced that its next public meeting will be streamed live for the first time.

The regulator said the meeting, which will take place in Southampton on 29 February, will be available to follow live on the internet or through a recording after the event.

The commission said the move was part of an effort to improve services and interaction with charities through digital technology.

The meeting’s final agenda is yet to be announced, but the regulator said it would include presentations from senior staff on issues including the lessons of its casework on tackling abuse and mismanagement and key principles for trustees on charity fundraising.

William Shawcross, chair of the commission, will also be answering questions at the event.

The meeting, which will take place at Southampton Solent University between 11am and 3pm, can be attended for free, but places, which are limited to two per organisation, are limited and should be secured in advance by emailing

The commission said people would need to register in order to view the live stream and a link to the page would be available nearer the time.

Sarah Atkinson, director of policy and communications at the Charity Commission, said she hoped the move to stream the meetings live would enable it to attract a wider audience.

"We have a number of digital improvements to our services and communications in the pipeline, making it easier for trustees to access our information and services," she said.

"Hearing directly from us is a good opportunity, particularly for new trustees, to learn more about the issues facing the sector, to contribute to discussions and to hear about the commission’s recent work."

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