Regeneration the best for diversity

Helen Warrell

Regeneration charities lead the field in performance and best practice, according to the Charity Commission.

The first review of regeneration charities in England and Wales found that such groups were more effective at reviewing the diversity of their boards and carrying out trustee skills audits than other charities. Of 250 regeneration organisations surveyed, 17 per cent had incomes of more than £1m, compared with 15 per cent across the whole register.

"These charities are characterised by models of best practice in a range of areas, and it really shows," said Rosie Chapman, director of policy and effectiveness at the commission. "The level of accountability is exceptionally high, particularly in terms of measuring impact and involving users."

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