We are actively seeking Trustees!

The Camphill Foundation UK & Ireland provides financial support to a diverse range of projects which enhance and enrich the lives of vulnerable people with learning disabilities and extra support needs in Camphill and associated communities.

Since 2000, we have provided low interest loans and grants to successful applicants to the sum of over £1.3 million. We are now witnessing an increasing need for affordable loans and seed funding for Camphill initiatives. In order to service this need effectively, we are actively ‘head hunting’ to recruit Trustees who can help us raise the profile of The Camphill Foundation and increase our lending and grant giving capacity.

Why become a Trustee?

Becoming a Trustee is a fantastic way to contribute to a cause that you feel passionate about. Perhaps you have a loved one living in one of the Camphill Communities, or perhaps you are inspired by the Camphill movement and feel you have the skill set to make a difference. As a Trustee, you will play an important role in the strategic development of The Camphill Foundation UK & Ireland and will increase the capacity of our work, which will positively impact the lives of many vulnerable people with learning disabilities and extra support needs.

We currently have a management committee comprising two Director Trustees, in addition to seven Trustees who help to inform and guide the decision-making process.

What is the role and responsibilities of our Trustees?

The time commitment expected of our Trustees is modest. Trustees are required to:

  • Engage with email correspondence
  • Attend 2 board meetings per year (which can be done remotely, via an on online platform such as Zoom)
  • Attend our annual general meeting

Trustees are responsible for informing and directing the affairs of the charity to make sure that it is managed well, and achieves the aims as laid out by the corporate constitution.

A Trustee’s position is voluntary and unpaid, however, any direct expenses incurred whilst carrying out the role will be reimbursed by the charity.

Who are we looking for?

Those with a connection to Camphill and who care about its ongoing development and benefit to others. People who can bring fresh ideas to the table and enjoy networking to help raise the profile of The Camphill Foundation and help us to achieve our objectives.

We would especially like to broaden our financial and legal knowledge-base in relation to charitable work and so would appreciate hearing from people with a background in these areas.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Chairperson, Simon Beckett to discuss the role in more detail.

Simon Beckett | 01224 868701 |