Newlyn FISH Trust is seeking new trustees

19th February 2024 in Local News, Newlyn

Newlyn Fishing, Industry and Seafarers Heritage (FISH) Trust is seeking new trustees to support the growth of their charity

Who is Newlyn FISH Trust?

The Trust was set up by a group of local residents who came together with the aim of protecting and sharing the culture and heritage of Newlyn, with the following charitable purpose:

“To advance the education of the public in the history, culture and heritage of Newlyn, Cornwall, in particular but not exclusively through the provision of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, traditional crafts demonstrations and other events.”

You can find out more about the Trust on their website: Home – Newlyn FISH Trust

Who are they looking for to join as a Trustee?

They are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with the following skills and experience:

  • HR and/or Volunteer management
  • Finance: accounting and planning
  • Legal
  • Fundraising
  • Community engagement (grassroots)
  • Learning and education
  • Museum/heritage experience
  • Comms (PR, Social Media, Press)

They are aiming to recruit four trustees to join their current Board of six.

They’re looking for people with a passion for Newlyn and its heritage, a commitment to supporting heritage being saved for future generations and local stories being shared with wider audiences.

They need people who are able to bring energy and commitment, engage in healthy debate, respect others’ viewpoints and, most importantly, to take a proactive part in the charity’s activity.

You don’t need prior board experience – support will be provided.

If you think you’ve got the skills, experience and personal qualities to support them in taking our next vital step, they would be delighted to hear from you!

How to apply

For more information and to make an application, please see their Trustee Prospectus and Application Form.

(If you have problems accessing the Prospectus or the Application Form, please contact The Trust directly: [email protected])

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 1st March 2024

Grant funding from Penzance Council

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Newlyn FISH Trust has received grant funding from Penzance Council. We have provided £2,999 in grant funding to the Trust to help towards the costs of legal advice, heritage fundraising, community consultation and expanding their Board of Trustees.

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