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 bi-monthly. The Grants Sub-committee meets in advance of the main meeting to consider grant applications and make decisons in relation to our grant funding and policy. The Finance & Governance 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 four other members of the staff team. These include a Grants Officer (Welfare), an Education and Arts Officer, an Administrative Officer and a Communications Officer. Our CEO reports directly to the Chairperson of the Trustees.The CEO and Administrative Officer work full-time, while the Grant Officer, Arts and Education Officer, and Communications Officer work part-time at our charity.
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
We currently have 9 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 normally consists of six Nominated Trustees and up to seven Co-opted Trustees.
The Nominated Trustees are appointed, where possible, as follows:
1 Chippenham Burgesses Guild
1 Chippenham Chamber of Commerce
1 Chippenham Churches Together
1 Chippenham Town Council
1 North Wiltshire Citizens’ Advice