What is Future Builders?
Future Builders provides support to the voluntary and community sector (VCS) within the East Riding of Yorkshire to ensure they have good governance and succession planning in place in order to ensure they are aware of and compliant with legislative requirements, are able to plan effectively, increase their long-term sustainability and become more resilient.
The Future Builders programme will offer
- Free Training Opportunities
- Intensive Support
- Free ‘How to Guides’ and real-world examples to support implementation in your organisation
We have planned a programme of organisational training opportunities to empower and support the VCS to increase their skills and resilience specifically around good governance linking in to the Charity Commission requirements around The Essential Trustee and the Charity Good Governance Code, as well as Volunteer/Trustee recruitment and retention, Staff recruitment and Succession Planning.
We will increase networking opportunities across the area, by developing a Trustee Network to enable Trustees to feel supported and to enable them to provide peer support. We will also support organisations to engage with other support mechanisms available including the Local Links Network and the Youth Coalitions Network provided by ERVAS and working with the Two Ridings Community Foundation HEY Confident Futures project.
We will provide intensive development support to organisations around developing better governance, by reviewing current governance arrangements across a range of areas including governing document, Regulator requirements (Charity Commission, Companies House, HMRC, Information Commissioners Office etc), policies and procedures, decision making, trustees, staffing and volunteer management and develop a tailored action plan to support organisations in improving their Governance.
We will provide intensive development support to a limited number of organisations focused on succession planning, which is part of the good governance picture. Succession planning impacts the whole organisation and conducted in a timely manner, contributes positively to the whole organisation and helps to build a culture of training and development, reflection and transparency in relation to roles and responsibilities. All of which are building blocks of successful people management.
Working with a few organisations intensively we will produce materials to support other voluntary and community groups with succession planning ensuring they are more resilient, sustainable and future ready.
Alongside the above we will also provide volunteer brokerage supporting organisations with the recruitment of Volunteers and Trustees.
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd and The Two Ridings Community Foundation, have partnered to deliver the Future Builders Project Supported by the East Riding of Yorkshire Future Communities Initiative (facilitated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council) and funded by RWE (via the Goole Fields Wind Farms Community Fund).
Two Ridings Community Foundation is a grant making charity that supports North and East Yorkshire, York and Hull. The Foundation has distributed over £8 million to over 3,000 projects across this area and has raised an endowment of over £4 million for the long term benefit of local communities.