Trustees’ Week is the annual event that showcases the fantastic work that trustees do for their charities, communities and the sector. Events all around the country will celebrate the achievements of trustees, as well as highlight opportunities for you to get involved with a local charity or voluntary organisation at board level.
What are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
How many trustees are there?
- There are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK (167,000 charities in England and Wales, 24,000 in Scotland, 5,000 registered in Northern Ireland).
- And just over 1 million trustees (of which some 850,000 are in England and Wales, 180,000 in Scotland and 30,000 in Northern Ireland)
- From NCVO and CCNI research, we know just under half the UK’s trustees are women
- The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old, and 55 in Northern Ireland.
- There are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds (of which 2,611 in Northern Ireland).
To celebrate Trustees Week 2017 there will be a number of events in Neath Port Talbot…..
|Launch of Trustees Newsletter
GDPR and the information available via ICO and WCVA
New Charity Governance Code
Charity Commission Online Services
Charity Commission Guidance
Charity commission article on more diversity on boards.
|Good Governance Event (TSSW Engagement event)||Tuesday 14th November 2017 Baglan Community Church|
|Good Governance Training
|Thursday 16th November 2017 7:30pm-9:30pm – Resolven Miners Welfare|
|Good Governance Awareness session||Wednesday 15th November 2017
10:00am -12:00pm SAN, Bryncoch
Click here to find out more about trustees week.