A celebration of trustees and the work they do.

Trustees Week






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. 

WCVA events

Trustees Week 2019: Inspiring Trust and Confidence in your Charity 6pm - 8pm, Monday 4 November

As part of Trustees Week 2019 WCVA is pleased to invite you to an event held in partnership with Hugh James

This event will be particularly relevant for the people who lead charities in Wales, including Chairs, trustees and Chief Officers.

Maintaining the trust and confidence of your beneficiaries, funders and donors is essential to the successful delivery of your charity's aims. The Charity Commission's new statement of strategic intent aims 'to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society.'

With a presentation from The Charity Commission for England and Wales and a practical workshop from Annabel Lloyd, Managing Director at PR & Communications company Golley Slater, this event will help you think about how you can ensure your charity inspires trust and confidence and maintains an excellent reputation with your beneficiaries, funders and the public.

This event will also provide an invaluable opportunity to network with the Chairs, trustees and Chief Officers of other organisations in Wales.


Webinar: Top Tips to Improve your governance, 2pm - 3pm, Thursday 7 November

Good governance is essential for charities, but it can be difficult to stay on top of all your responsibilities as a trustee. This free webinar will provide some top tips for maintaining high standards of governance in your charity and tell you about tools and resources that can support you in your role.

To book your free place on the above events please e-mail eventsadmin@wcva.org.uk


Local events

There are nineteen County Voluntary Councils in Wales that can offer local support to trustees

Trustees Week events in Powys, Monday 4 November - Friday 8 November 

The Charity Governance Code Workshop, 10am - 11.30am, Monday 4 November Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC)

The Ethical Trustee: Free briefing, 5pm - 7pm, Monday 4 November, Swansea Council for voluntary Service (SCVS) 

South Wales Third Sector Law and Governance Conference, 10am - 3.30pm, Wednesday 6 Nov in Bridgend 

Recruiting Volunteer Trustees (£20/£40) 9.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday 7th November in Pontypridd

Trusted Charity Workshop, 10am - 11.30am, Friday 8 November, Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC)

Information about local events will be added here as it becomes available. Please check back regularly. 

What we offer trustees

WCVA offers a wide range of support to trustees. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee take a look at this two minute video to find out more. 

Governance health check

We've created an interactive governance health check for trustee boards to use. It's a self-assessment toolkit and is a great resource to help you ensure your organisation is as well governed as it can be. It can also assist boards of any size to demonstrate their good governance to funders, beneficiaries and stakeholders. 

The latest news

We keep trustees up to date with the latest news via our website, and also in our weekly newsletter for our members. Sign up to become a member here to receive the newsletter and many other benefits that come with being a member of WCVA. 


You can advertise your trustee vacancies for free on the Volunteering Wales website 


WCVA offers a host of resources to help trustees, including information sheets and publications covering a variety of topics. 

Further information on Trustee roles can also be found on the  Charity Commission website.