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Do you believe in the importance of having centres for community use in Greenwich? Then we’d love to have your help as a Trustee!

Who we are

As a community centre in East Greenwich, the Forum is a hub for the local area, providing activities for local people and fantastic facilities at affordable prices for charities and community organisations. Our disabled access facilities are second to none in Greenwich.

We have a small café and rooms to hire for everything from exercise classes to family parties. We receive a small grant from Royal Borough of Greenwich council.

Challenges

  • We would benefit from being better known in Greenwich – plus as we are based in what was a church building, it is sometimes assumed that we are a church-related organisation when we are in fact an independent, open to all centre.
  • High maintenance costs due to the fabric of the building and the high specification of facilities.
  • Diminishing grant from Royal Greenwich with the possibility of its complete disappearance as the borough’s own funding is reduced.
  • Lack of interest from the local community.
  • A small Board membership

What we’re looking for

We’re currently seeking talented, enthusiastic people to join our Board of Trustees, helping us broaden our skillset and form active, working sub-committees.

Trustees form the sturdy foundations of a charity like ours, providing strategic leadership to support management and promoting the financial stability of the organisation, while making sure we comply with regulatory requirements.

The Board meets once a month on Wednesday evenings for about two hours.  We value our Trustees’ experience, expertise and ideas and are happy for them to play a bigger part in the Forum’s affairs should they so wish.

In particular we are looking for:

  • financial expertise for the role of Treasurer
  • legal experience, to assist in lease negotiations, debt recovery etc
  • marketing skills, to increase our visibility in the local community

Get involved!

To find out more or request an application form, please contact us:

The Forum at Greenwich, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9EQ

0208 853 5212

trustees@forumatgreenwich.org

www.forumatgreenwich.org