It's Trustees Week! (4 - 8 Nov)

Trustees Week is an annual event where the charity sector celebrates the great work of the volunteers who run charities all over England and Wales.

 It is also an opportunity to highlight the excellent work of trustees, to support boards to improve governance and encourage new people to consider trusteeship and volunteering opportunities. 

What is a Trustee? 

Trustees are volunteers who take on ultimate legal, strategic and oversight responsibility for an organisation’s work. They play a vital leadership role in any charity. 

What to look out for this week! 

1. Join us at our Trustee Networking event on 5 Nov at Inspire at St.Peters in Walworth!

Take this opportunity to speak to different organisations, see what it’s like to be a Trustee and what you can gain from the experience. Starts at 6pm. More info 

2. Spend 2 minutes with Victor Momodu!

We sat down with Victor, one of our development officers, about his experiences and the rewards of being a trustee for two charities! He’s also got a few tips for you...Read here

3. Become a Trustee, make a difference!

One of our Development Officers, Alison, has also given advice on what to expect when becoming a Trustee, and what to expect from you relationship with an organisation. Read more

Support available

We can help you!

At Community Southwark, we can offer a range of advice, support and information to help  future Trustees to find suitable roles, and organisations to find the right Trustees.  

We provide training and support to help Trustees to be clear about their responsibilities, and develop the skills to do this – including (amongst others) how to manage finances, undertake business planning, or fundraise for essential resources. 

You can contact to find out about: 
  • One to one support and advice 

  • Governance Reviews and other consultancy 

  • Relevant training (free to Community Southwark members). 


Check out the NCVO website

They are offering free and discounted training and resources for registered charities, as well as ongoing trustee support across the year! Click here.

Connect with other activities via social media #TrusteesWeek 2019.


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