Trowbridge Future seeks new trustees to help support local communities

Trowbridge Future is appealing to people who would like to help rebuild community activities, and support the town’s pandemic recovery, to consider volunteering as a trustee.

The charity, which offers support and guidance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the town, is looking to recruit four new trustees to join its team of eight trustees who oversee the governance of the charity and provide leadership and expert advice.

To complement existing skills, the charity is particularly seeking people with experience in finance, IT, people management and youth services. As important though is a genuine desire to actively contribute to the charity’s mission to help communities make positive change.

“Trowbridge Future is a small charity with big ambitions to make a real difference to the lives of some of the town’s most disadvantaged communities,” said Jo Trigg, Chair of Trustees at Trowbridge Future. “We are all about giving a voice to people who can feel forgotten, and supporting communities to make positive changes to where they live. The trustees are a friendly bunch, a mix of people who have been involved from the start, and people who have come on board more recently. We very much want to welcome new people to join us, to help support young people and communities in Trowbridge.”

The charity recently celebrated its biggest ever fundraising success, after being awarded £299,198 from the National Lottery to support future growth.  Trowbridge Future runs a series of youth cafes across the disadvantaged communities of  Longfield, Seymour and Studley Green and hosts two Community Hubs providing advice and support in The Shires Shopping Centre and the Seymour Estate.

“Covid has forced us to close many of our activities during lockdown, but we are working hard to support isolated and vulnerable people and to offer activities and contact online for young people where possible,” said Meg Aubrey Chief Executive Officer. “This is a key time for the charity as we plan how best to support the pandemic recovery in Trowbridge, alongside planning to grow our services with National Lottery funding. We would love to hear from people who are keen to help.”

To find out more about the role of trustee and application information please email meg@trowbridgefuture.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 6 April, with interviews on Tuesday 13 April. Visit the charity website at: http://trowbridgefuture.org.ukFor further information or to arrange an interview please contact Meg Aubrey at meg@trowbridgefuture.co.uk or call  07765 371051

Below is an application pack for you to download.

Author: Trowbridge Future admin