Richmond CVS Online Trustee Recruitment Event - Thursday 14 October 2021, 6.30pm - 8pm

If you missed or need a recap of the event, click on a title below to watch the videos 

Presentation by Julie Gavin, Capacity Building Manager, Richmond CVS

Presentation by Patrick Hehir, Trustee at The People Hive

Presentations from 16 participating local organisations

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Post Covid-19 Governance Support for Richmond Groups

This programme, funded by RPLC, has a number of elements including training, networking and peer support opportunities and tailored in-depth 1:1 governance support. This support will be based on each organisation’s needs and potential impact.  It could include a board review, a trustee skills audit or consideration of one or two specific Principles in the Charity Governance Code.

This support would be provided on the basis of helping organisations to take responsibility for assessing and improving their own governance effectiveness and would not constitute legal advice.

Local groups interested in engaging with the support are asked to complete an expression of interest form.

Sessions currently available to book now:

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 1:  Duties and Responsibilities - Thursday 24 March 2022, 6pm - 8.30pm

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 2: Legal Structures, Risk and Liability - Thursday 31 March 2022, 6pm - 8.30pm

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Covid-19 Resource to Support Trustees

We have created a comprehensive new resource to help any trustee board or management committee.   It offers guidance on key issues to be considered now, in order to prepare for the future.

Reporting Serious Incidents

Trustees are responsible for reporting serious incidents - this briefing provides a simple guide.

What is a Trustee?

Trustees are a vital part of any charitable organisation. This specialist volunteer role offers the chance to guide and develop an organisation’s success. The support we offer includes:

Trustee Recruitment Event: our annual event, where you can find out more about being a trustee if you're looking for a local opportunity, or meet potential new trustees if you're an organisation.

Trustee Recruitment (ongoing): contact our volunteering service if you’re interested in a role or you are looking for new trustees – call 020 8843 7945.

Trustee Training: we offer two-part introductory sessions, if you’re a new trustee, want to refresh your skills or are simply thinking about taking a role on.  Check our Training and Events page for upcoming dates or get in touch with

Richmond Trustee Network: come to one of our network meetings held up to four times a year for local trustees to offer informal networking, learning and peer support.

Contact us

Email us at to find out more or subscribe to our e-news for regular updates.

Resources for Trustees:

A Chair’s Compass: a guide for chairs of charities and non-profit organisations

The Essential Trustee: the government guide to the duties of a trustee

Essential Trustee Series: online training videos by the FSI

The Governance Code:  a practical tool to help charity trustees develop high standards of governance

KnowhowNonProfit: expert information and guides on governance issues provided by NCVO

Managing Your Charity: a full list of government guidance

Trustees Week: celebrating the work of trustees and offering insights, information and resources

TrusteeWorks: a bespoke trustee recruitment service provided by Reach Volunteering

Download our briefings

Take a look at our full range of suggested resources including those relating to governance on our Briefings and Resources page.