1. Devon Development Education

Trustee to support our fundraising initiatives

Central Exeter

To provide advice and support in two areas: funding applications and community fund-raising.

Closing date for applications

Wanted. A new Trustee to support our fundraising initiatives.

Devon Development Education, based at the Global Centre, is a very successful education charity, committed to creating positive change in our Devon schools and communities. With a strong reputation for delivering global education, we’re now seeking a new Trustee to assist with fundraising for our different projects.

Our key current projects include:

· Telling our stories, Finding Our Roots, Devon’s Multi-Cultural History – in Honiton and Ilfracombe. Funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund – our third such project. www.tellingourstoriesdevon.org.uk

· Cultural Champions. Devon residents with a different culture and heritage to most of the population; trained to share their stories with pupils and communities.

· Youth Cultural Champions. Training young people from different ethnic backgrounds to increase their self-esteem and be proud of their culture.

· Food For Thought programme, linking primary schools in Uganda and Devon and Cornwall

· DDE Community Programme. A regular series of public events on topical issues.

Our income comes from grant applications, some earned income and donations from the general public. We’d welcome advice and support in two particular areas:

· Funding applications – helping staff to find, develop, shape and write funding applications.

· Community fund-raising – helping DDE to take part in community events, e.g. Exeter Respect Festival; organising DDE’s own fund-raising events; or recruiting people to take part in sponsored events.

Why choose to join us?

At DDE, we believe that our success is driven by the passion and expertise of our team. As a Trustee, you will have:

· The opportunity to be part of a growing charity with a clear mission.

· A chance to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and adults across Devon.

· Opportunities to learn more about fundraising through networking and professional development opportunities.

Qualifications: no formal qualifications are required but we hope you will have:

· Imagination to see how and where we can find funding.

· Commitment to our values and mission.

· Enjoyment of working collaboratively, as part of a diverse team.

· Training in charity governance and the role of trustees will be provided


· 6-8 trustees meetings, each year, usually in evenings, in DDE’s Exeter office

· Involvement in DDE fundraising activities – the amount of time dependent on trustee’s availability

How to Apply:

We welcome enquiries from all ages and backgrounds. To find out more and hold an informal discussion, contact our Chair of Trustees, Desmond Kumar, at desmond.kumar@gmail.com or co-ordinator Sue Errington at DDE@globalcentredevon.org.uk or find more information on our website www.globalcentredevon.org.uk

Closing date for applications

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