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.