What are trustees?

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charities work.

Trustee Recruitment Event

It can be difficult for small charities to recruit enough trustees with the skills, drive and commitment needed.  At our recent ‘Get on Board – Trustee Recruitment Event’, we introduced some very enthusiastic potential trustees to equally enthusiastic charities who were keen to recruit people to their boards.  The Trustee Recruitment Event featured a 3-minute pitch from 6 local charities, these were: Ageing Well in Lewisham, Disabled People’s Contact, Lewisham Nexus Services, Lewisham Pensioners Forum, Lewisham Speaking Up and Sydenham Arts – this was followed by a networking session where potential trustees and charities connected.

What Participants said about the Event….

“It was good to see a variety of local charities’

“I learnt about local charities, that I had no idea existed’

“This event helped me gain a better understanding of what a trustee is”


Gov.uk have some great information about what’s required of a charity trustee, including your responsibility to your charity. NCVO are also offering advice around what is a trustee what are the main duties and roles and who can be a trustee. Community Southwark have a handy handbook which provides guidance and information to anyone wishing to become a trustee.

Looking to be a trustee? Contact fay@lewishamlocal.com for further information.

Are you looking to recruit trustees for your charity? Contact fay@lewishamlocal.com for advice and support.

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