Just to update you on where things are at with our ‘Bringing Change to the Board’ project. This aims to increase the number of people with a learning disability or autism who are company directors or charity trustees.
The closing date for organisations who want to be part of this project was extended to 31st May. We are now going to leave this open throughout the summer whilst we work out how the project will be delivered given the new circumstances in which we all find ourselves.
If you are interested in developing an existing or new inclusive governance arrangement please get in touch to discuss your ideas and what the project can offer.
There was originally a cost to organisations for this opportunity, £600 per person identified for the training course element of the project.
I am pleased to say that the Lottery has reviewed our funding grant, following the interruption caused by the Coronavirus, and is now able to cover this so there will be no financial ask of organisations.
You will however need to consider what support/equipment those representing your organisation will need to connect with the training and potentially to any new arrangements you have had to put in place for your Board.
We are aware that organisational priorities may have changed as well as individual circumstances. Please do contact us to consider how we can make connecting to this project a possibility for you again.
Leaders with Lived Experience Team.
If any organisation would like to speak to us about the project or indeed if there is something that is preventing you from applying please do speak to us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and will do our best to resolve any problems.
You can contact the team at LLE@inclusionnorth.org
This project is funded by National Lottery Community Fund and will run for 18 months from July 2019.
The aim is to increase the number of people with a learning disability or autism who are company directors or charity trustees.
To do this we will do 2 things:
1. Give 12 people with lived experience the skills they need to be a Director or a Trustee
2. Help 6 organisations to make their Boards of Directors or Trustees accessible for people with a learning disability or autism
We have employed two self advocates with lived experience to work on the project as Leadership Coaches.
This project is taking place in the North East.
For more information talk to Kirsty