Sussex Community Foundation is looking for trustees who want to make a real difference to people and communities in Sussex
Sussex Community Foundation is one of 46 community foundations in the UK, who collectively are among the largest grant givers in the UK.
Sussex Community Foundation brings inspirational people together to create the change Sussex needs. We make and strengthen connections between philanthropists, businesses, charities and community leaders. We help our donors to share vital funds with their local communities, today and for the long term. We share knowledge, inspiration and stories too – to help grow the power of community and create a Sussex where people and communities thrive. Full details of our work are here www.sussexgiving.org.uk
The Trustee’s Role and purpose:
Our Board of up to 16 trustees govern the Foundation. The Board has to be effective and accountable, and provide leadership in all areas of our activities, supporting the Chief Executive and staff to deliver our strategy.
As a charity we make a real difference to the lives of people in Sussex, tackling disadvantage by helping local charities and community groups to achieve their aims, and by promoting sustainable community action. We are looking for people with compassion and energy to help us grow and target our funds.
We want the Foundation to benefit from the different lived experiences of people across the whole of Sussex and particularly want to recruit people from different communities. We hope that this will include women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities, people of working age, refugees and people who may have personal experience of challenges e.g. discrimination, disability, mental health issues, economic disadvantage.
We are particularly keen to attract women and people with knowledge of Brighton & Hove or West Sussex in order to maintain the balance of the Board.
Specific skills required
We seeking to appoint up to five trustees with either:
- Knowledge and experience of the voluntary sector in Sussex, or An ability and interest in introducing the Foundation to new donors, or Scientific and technological knowledge including climate change and environment or Digital and IT skills
If you have skills or experience in any one of these areas, we would love to hear from you.