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Are you a Charity Chair or Vice-Chair? Support available

In News by Caroline Foxton

The Beacon Programme is the Association of Chairs’ National Lottery-funded programme for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income of under £1 million) across England.

Developed with Chairs of smaller charities, this programme is uniquely placed to support Chairs to do their role effectively.  By joining the programme, Chairs and Vice Chairs will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet, learn and exchange ideas with other Chairs who face similar challenges
  • Know where to get support to be effective in their role
  • Hear the views of other Chairs of smaller charities and sector experts on topics that concern them
  • Access a wide range of FREE practical written resources to meet their needs

You can join the programme by completing the registration form.  Once registered, you will be able to book onto events.   The programme runs a range of events for Chairs and Vice Chairs – including briefings, talks by guest speakers, panel discussions and member only supper clubs.  These events provide an opportunity for you to learn more about the role of chairing, stay up to date with the latest practice and trends in the sector as well as giving you a chance to meet and network with other Chairs.

Want something closer to home?

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead holds regular Networking events for Trustees and has just launched a Chair’s Network to complement the support available through the Association of Chairs.  For more details and to receive details of future events please contact nina@varb.org.uk.