Are you passionate about local young people getting to experience activities that they wouldn’t ordinarily have access to? Do you have time that you can give to support a charity committed to delivering affordable activities that build confidence in young people? If so, Gipton Together would love to talk to you about becoming a Trustee!
Gipton Together has been running for over 20 years and provides activities such as boxing, karate, cheerleading, street dance and djembe drumming to around 250 young people each week. We are the largest youth provision covering Gipton, Leeds and the surrounding areas. Through performing arts and sporting activities, we have successfully enticed young people and reduced their exposure to crime related activities. Inspiring and motivating sessions led by a pool of freelance practitioners enable young people to grow and develop with many moving into a career in the arts with some returning as teachers.
Being a trustee is challenging but very rewarding. The trustees are responsible for providing the structure, direction and governance to keep the charity delivering these vital services. They support our staff, teachers and volunteers in the running of Gipton Together. In this unpaid role, trustees can give as much of their time as they wish but will need to be available to attend board meetings and review emails to reach key decisions. The minimum time required would be around 5 hours per month on average, although some months may require more time than others. Depending on how much time you are able to offer, you could also get involved with sub-committees such as fundraising.
We want to hear from anyone who has strong local connections and some time to give to this fantastic provision. If you have experience in fundraising, marketing, legal, HR, education, arts/sports education or community engagement, this will be an added bonus as would previous experience in charity management but the most important attributes are passion, commitment and time.
Trustees meet 4 times a year, usually in the evening around 5:30pm at The Henry Barran Centre in Gipton, Leeds and we encourage involvement at times for fundraising activities such as Gipton Gala, Halloween Disco and Variety Shows if possible, which are all held annually.