My article this month for Civil Society's Governance magazine on behalf of Lawyers for Extinction Rebellion. It details the considerations for Trustees who wish to support Extinction Rebellion - whether that be by way of statement of support or volunteer partnerships.
The article is behind a paywall so for those who don't have a subscription but the chief considerations to make are as follows:-
1. Is the activity for the public benefit;
2. Does your charity's governing document flex adequately, (noting the impact that the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis will have on all people);
3. Are you acting in your charity's best interests (noting again, working to avert climate disaster is in the best interests of all of us);
4. Are the trustees acting with reasonable skill and care; and
5. Does the activity meet the Charity Commission's requirements in respect of campaigning activity or political activity.
Natalie Barbosa outlines the key considerations for trustees who want to support Extinction Rebellion and other groups working to address the climate crisis