Fancy getting involved in charity commissioning?

Charities, trustees and their advisers can learn more about the work of the Charity Commission at a public meeting due to be held in Newcastle.

The event will be opened by commission chairman William Shawcross and will include an overview of its work by chief executive Sam Younger.

Guests will hear an update on charitable incorporated organisations and what trustees need to do when changing governing documents and charitable objects.

Trustees will also get to look at case studies to explore what trustees should do to avoid serious problems within their charity.

The meeting, which is free to attend, is taking place at The Castlegate Centre, Melbourne Street, in Newcastle, from 9.30am on March 26.

To confirm attendance at the free event, email