4 Nov 2019

Trustees Week 2019 takes place from the 4 - 8 November 2019

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What are you doing to celebrate and thank your trustees?

WCVA would like to say a big 'thank you' to all the people who volunteer as trustees and make an enormous contribution to charities in Wales. We really couldn't do it without you!

Trustees Week is a fantastic opportunity to thank your trustees for the work that they do. Being a trustee involves taking on significant responsibilities and time commitments and the role is almost always unpaid.

WCVA will be holding an event on Monday 4 November in partnership with Hugh James to talk about how charities can inspire trust and confidence in what they do.

On Thursday 7 November we'll be hosting a webinar on Top Tips for Good Governance.

There will be lots of other events happening across Wales. Have a look at our website to find out more Trustees Week 2019.

What are you going to do for Trustees Week?

Events will be taking place across Wales and you can find out more about what's happening on the WCVA website

How to get involved:

  • Take the time to thank your trustees for their contribution
  • Attend one of the local or national events that will be happening during the week
  • Use the hashtag #trusteesweek to join the discussion on social media
  • Take the opportunity to advertise any trustee vacancies you may have

Here are some interesting statistics about trustees from the Charity Commission:

  • There are around 850,000 trustees in England and Wales
  • 93% of trustees say the role is important or very important to them
  • 70% of trustees volunteer for smaller charities
  • The estimated value of trustee time is £3.5 billion a year
  • 86,000 trustee roles are held by 16 to 34-year-olds

The majority (92%) of trustees are white, older and above average income and education, so there is a need to increase the diversity of trustees and recruit people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

Perhaps you could become a trustee? Watch this short video to find out more, Being a Trustee