CLASP became a registered charity (no. 1111667) on 13th October 2005.
CLASP is governed by its Trustees (elected by CLASP’s Individual Members) sitting as the Executive Committee. All expenditures must be authorised by the Treasurer, and one officer (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and another Trustee.
The Executive Committee appoints and sets the rules for the Organising Committee which reports to the Executive Committee and takes the lead in organising the practical activities of CLASP. The Organising Committee is comprised of trustees, a representative of each of the participating local societies, representatives of the Individual Members (1 per 80 members), and co-opted members: in this way the local societies remain central to CLASP’s development.