Trustees with an interest in helping people with disabilities by awarding grants
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SummaryWe are looking for Trustees who can share their interest in disability and help us to help people with disabilities to move forward
We Are Seeking New Trustees!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee for Gloucestershire Disability Fund.
· Who are we looking for?
Someone who has an interest in helping people with disabilities to move forward
Someone who has the time to attend our meetings
Someone willing to take part in and contribute to our discussions
Preferably someone with experience of or an interest in disability - either directly or indirectly
No experience as a Trustee? We will help you learn the ropes.
· Who are we?
Briefly, Gloucestershire Disability Fund is a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee.
We are a grant-giving charity whose purpose is to support people living with a physical, sensory or learning disability living in Gloucestershire by helping them through life’s challenges.
Our team of Trustees, some of whom have a disability, aim to award around £100,000 in grants each year to individuals and organisations.
We do not fundraise. Our income is derived from our investments.
· How much time will it involve?
As a Trustee, we ask you to attend the following meetings:
Ø Committee of Management meeting (generally every 3 months – sometimes with cakes)
Ø Grants Committee meeting (held monthly for 11 months)
Ø Annual Strategic Review
All meetings are held during the daytime in Gloucester and generally last 2 – 3 hours, with the exception of the annual Strategic Review, which lasts all day and is held elsewhere (with lunch provided).
· What will I need to do?
Attend meetings on a regular basis.
Actively engage in discussion, debate and voting in meetings – contributing positively, listening carefully and challenging sensitively
Complete a DBS check
· What we offer you:
This role is voluntary, therefore unpaid, but we are able to pay reasonable expenses
The opportunity to join lively discussions and debates
The opportunity to take on specific responsibilities (but not right away)
Knowing that you are helping to “make a difference”
Trustee Indemnity insurance
Trustees are appointed for a period of 3 years, after which they can be re-elected to serve a further 3 years. There is no limit on the number of times a Trustee stand
We would love to hear from you. Please contact us and one of our Trustees will get back to you.
Meanwhile, if you would like more detailed information about our work, please have a look at our website.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Christine Ellson. Chair of Trustees, Gloucestershire Disability Fund
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs
Getting thereOur office is based in the building of Gloucestershire Deaf Association.
About Gloucestershire Disability Fund
Our well-being grants of up to £1,000 for individuals are designed to meet one-off exceptional needs and we adhere to our grants guidance on what we can and cannot fund. Please see What we fund for more information about this.
GDF trustees and grant decision-makers are people with first-hand experience of the everyday challenges faced by people living with disability. You can be sure that all applications are assessed sympathetically, fairly, and from a position of understanding.