Ardmonagh Family and Community Group


Our Governance

Ardmonagh Family and Community Groups Good Governance sets out five principles and practices of good governance for our organisation. The Code was first launched in 2008 by the Developing Governance Group, following consultation with the voluntary and community sector which recognised the need to have its own principles of governance. While it is not mandatory, it has been widely accepted as the set of standards for governance practice in the sector. 

Good governance helps committees/boards of any size to demonstrate their governance practices to their stakeholders, beneficiaries and funders alike. 

Good Governance is strongly recommended and it would also be beneficial to appoint at least one board member to lead the process of good governance ensuring any actions are carried forward including organising any training identified. 

The tool we are using is the governance health check which is being filled out by all our board members this year. They should be mindful that it is an internal document for their organisation and should not feel inhibited about answering the questions honestly. The aim of the questionnaire is to help boards to review their governance arrangements, check that they have appropriate systems in place and identify areas where they could improve. It is a best practice tool - it is not mandatory.

In 2021 we were awarded the ISO9001 which is a charter mark showing our good governance and effective systems our organisation has in place.


An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by: 

  • understanding its role and responsibilities
  • working well both as individuals and as a team
  • ensuring delivery of organisational purpose
  • exercising appropriate control
  • behaving with integrity and by being open and accountable