Trustees Week is coming soon – how will you celebrate?

Trustees Week is coming soon – how will you celebrate?

Published : 03/10/22 | Categories: News |

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

This year Trustees Week will take place from 7 to 11 November.

Being a trustee involves taking on significant responsibilities and time commitments and the role is almost always unpaid Trustees Week is a fantastic opportunity to thank your trustees for the work that they do.

The theme for 2022 is ‘Making a Difference in Changing Times’.

WCVA and our CVC partners will be holding a range events during Trustees Week, so keep an eye on the WCVA newsletter and website for more details coming soon.


Here are some ideas for getting involved:

  • Take the time to thank your trustees for their contribution
  • Use the hashtag #TrusteesWeek to join the discussion on social media
  • Attend one of the local or national events that will be happening during the week
  • Take the opportunity to advertise any trustee vacancies you may have

Here are some interesting statistics about trustees from the Charity Commission’s Taken on Trust Research (2017):

  • There are around 700,000 trustees in England and Wales
  • 93% of trustees say the role is important or very important to them
  • 70% of trustees volunteer for smaller charities
  • The estimated value of trustee time is £3.5 billion a year

However, the majority (92%) of trustees are white, older and above average income and education, so there is a need to increase the diversity of trustees and recruit people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

We look forward to celebrating Trustees Week in Wales with you!

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