Governance Pages is a project of Arvac (Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector).

The funder of Governance Pages from 2006 – 2009 was the Big Lottery Fund.

Governance Pages received funding from the Community Development Foundation in 2009/10 to interview trustees and incorporate the interviews into this redesigned site.

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