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Smile Trustee Academy programme beginning January 2022 - sign up join now

Published at 3:53 pm Thu Dec 16th, 2021

The programme is made up of 11 inspiring two hour sessions covering a range of topics to prepare people to become outstanding Trustees for Hull and East Yorkshire. Quality Trustees are vital to the success of a charity we need for more outstanding Trustees to support charities across our local area.

Just over 80% of charities registered to benefit from Smile services have highlighted the need for new Trustees to join their charity. This reflects the level of the national Trustee crisis with a significant lack of new Trustees entering the sector.

Thanks to sponsorship from Smailes Goldie we have been able to develop and deliver the Smile Trustee Academy, delivering three programme cohorts each year. 

The programme is delivered with our partners across the private, public and voluntary sector. The focus is very much on equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to fully understand what to expect, and to be able to add value to a charity they may decide to get involved with, or are already involved with.

Cohort 9 starts on Thursday 6 January and runs through to 24 March. 

Sessions are every Thursday online 5:30pm – 7:00 to 7:30pm 

To find out more or to register your place, please contact Tessa Wray email -

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