WHAT WE DO
Our Trustees are the people in charge of our charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the work we do.
The full Trustee board meet monthly. The Grants Sub-committee meets in advance of the main meeting to consider grant applications and make recommendations in relation to funding and policy. The Administration & Finance committee meets bi-monthly to discuss financial and general management issues for recommendation to the main board. Certain matters may be delegated to staff officers for approval, such as small grants.
The day-to-day management of the Charity is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer. There are 6 other members of the staff team including a Grants Officer (Welfare), an Education and Arts Grants Officer, a Finance Officer, a Communications Officer, an Admin Assistant and a Caretaker/Cleaner. Our CEO reports directly to the Chairperson of the Trustees. All staff, except the CEO, are employed on a part-time basis.
The future aims and key objectives for the Charity are to continue to make awards whilst monitoring capital assets and investment income levels and to improve the land for the benefit of the inhabitants of Chippenham.
MEET OUR STAFF
Our staff team deal with the day to day work of the charity. The office at the Jubilee Building in Chippenham is open from
9.00am – 3.00pm daily when staff are happy to provide information and deal with any enquiries.
We currently have 11 Trustees who play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
All Trustees serve an initial term of office of up to four years and no longer than a maximum of two full terms of office. After two full terms of office all Trustees retire but may apply to be re-appointed after a period of two years from their retirement date.
The body of Trustees consists of six Nominated Trustees and up to seven Co-opted Trustees.
The Nominated Trustees are appointed as follows:
1 Chippenham Burgesses Guild
1 Chippenham Chamber of Commerce
1 Chippenham Churches Together
1 Chippenham Town Council
1 North Wiltshire Citizens’ Advice