Trustees' Week 2019

This week is national Trustees’ week and it is an opportunity to celebrate trustees all around the UK and highlight the great work they do.

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity and are vitally important to guiding strategic direction and driving a charity forward. Trustees’ week is an annual event that highlights this incredible effort and promotes the opportunity of becoming a trustees no matter your background.

We have nine GRCC trustees all with differing and interesting backgrounds and this allows GRCC to make well-rounded decisions. This week gives us an opportunity to say thank you to them as well as celebrating the valuable work of trustees across the county.

In the UK, there are around 196,000 registered charities with over one million trustees. This demonstrates the importance of the trustee role to the sector.

Becoming a trustee can give you the opportunity to:

-         The support the CEO of a charity in making decisions that will make a difference to individuals or society

-         Contribute skills and expertise to a cause that means a lot to you

-         Play a fundamental role in strategic decision making

-         Gain experience in a leadership role

-         Learn from other trustees and gain non-executive board experience

There is a push this year to increase the number of young trustees. With only 86,000 trustees aged under 34, there is the need for more young trustees in the UK. The Young Trustees Movement aims to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024 in England and Wales.

If you would like to become a trustee then visit to view current Trustee roles.

GRCC runs regular events to support trustees and managers of VCS organisations. You can see our next 2 events, Working Collaboratively and Managing, supporting and retaining volunteers by clicking here.