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Working in the voluntary sector
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In the context of charities, a gift is a donation of money usually by an individual.


In terms of voluntary organisations, it refers to all aspects of controlling, managing and leading organisations. It can also be applied at the national level and includes government and other authorities that run the country.

governing body

The group of people (often called the board of trustees) who control, manage and lead a voluntary organisation.


A type of subsidy (money) given to a voluntary organisation by funders such as government, other voluntary organisations or private sector organisations.