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Future Trustees Programme

Are you between 18-30 years old? Do you want to make an impact to a cause or community you’re passionate about? 


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The Future Trustee programme has two stages:

Stage One

Attend a free one-hour introductory webinar to inform you about trusteeship, and help you decide whether you might like to become a charity trustee.

Stage Two

Apply to join our free six-week live online training programme. Each cohort is limited to 20 participants. Some of our Future Trustees programmes focus specifically on women aged between 18-30 as this demographic is particularly under-represented on charity boards. 

You will cover:

  • How to assess your own skills accurately

  • How to find a trustee vacancy, complete due diligence and apply for roles

  • Preparing for interview

  • An introduction to charity finances

  • What to expect in the boardroom

  • Much more!


This brilliant programme is on pause while we seek funding. If you're able to help us with that please contact 

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Why become a trustee?

96% of trustees report that they learn new skills, 85% say being a trustee makes them happier and 22% say that they got a promotion as a direct result of being a trustee. 


Becoming a trustee will give you leadership experience which can enhance your confidence, mental health and career progression.

Society benefits too

Younger people are under-represented on trustee boards. The average age of a trustee is 60-62 and only 0.5% of trustees are 18-24, despite making up 12% of the population.


Despite two thirds of the UK charity workforce being female, men outnumber women 2:1, nationally as charity trustees 1. Women under the age of 30 have the odds stacked against them in terms of becoming trustees.


Charities are missing out on the skills, and experience of this underrepresented group who could accelerate and amplify the work undertaken by charities.

Stay informed

Sign up to our newsletter for updates on Future Trustee programmes and all our other webinars, news, resources and campaigns. 



If you’re under 30, you can also consider joining the excellent Young Trustees Movement to receive helpful information, networking opportunities and guidance.

If you represent a charity that wants to recruit young trustees, please visit our how to recruit diversely pages for more details.





1. (“Taken on Trust”, Charity Commission for England and Wales, Nov 2017).

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