Become a charity Trustee and make a difference where you live

Become a charity Trustee and make a difference where you live

At the start of a New Year, many of us set ourselves goals or resolutions that we hope will have a positive impact on our lives.

Volunteering for a charity is a great way to get involved in your local community so, if one of your intentions this year is to help others, why not find out about the amazing voluntary and community groups that are working locally to you. You may have time to give a few hours to help with their day-to-day work or you may have skills that could benefit them as a Trustee.

Essex Community Foundation (ECF), an independent charitable trust based in Chelmsford, is currently recruiting a number of new positions for their Board of Trustees.

If you want to make a difference where you live and use your skills to help others, why not join the Foundation as a new Trustee and help shape their work now and in the future?

Caroline Taylor (pictured), chief executive of ECF, said, “For over 25 years we have worked passionately to develop the charitable sector in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. We help create a culture of generosity and support, by inspiring charitable giving to provide vital funding to voluntary and community organisations working at the heart of our communities.

“On average we provide grants to over 400, large and small, organisations who are meeting the needs of their communities and making a real difference for local people, with funds provided by over 170 donors and national schemes.

“The skills that we are currently looking to add to our Board are in accountancy, digital engagement with stakeholders, marketing and communications and legal expertise.

“We would love to hear from anyone who might be interested, and so that we can reflect the diverse communities that we support, we are particularly interested to hear from people under 40 years of age, from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people.”

To find out more and to apply, visit: www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk/2022/01/make-a-difference-where-you-live/. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 2 March 2022.