Proposed change of SVI Constitution

The Management Committee/Charity Trustees are proposing a new governing constitution for SVI, to move from the current incorporated Registered Charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO]. This will mean no fundamental change to the operations of SVI and is simply a technical change to the governance of the organisation.

A copy of the proposed Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO] document is available on request from the SVI office, in large print, audio, Braille and by email or you can download it from the website by following the link.

A vote on the proposed change of governance will take place at the Annual Forum and AGM on Monday 21 November 2016.

Your SVI Management Committee/Charity Trustees have agreed the Charitable Incorporated Organisation document and now need to seek the approval of the majority of members present at the Annual General Meeting to comply with our governance rules.


SVI Management Committee/Charity Trustees recommend that members approve the Charitable Incorporated Organisation [CIO] to be submitted to the Charity Commission.

Useful links

Proposed CIO document - (Word document)

Proposed CIO document in audio format for download

SVI's current constitution (pdf)

SVI's current constitution (Word)

Charity Commission information about how to choose a charity structure and changing your charity's structure



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