PR benevolent fund seeks new trustees
The CIPR's benevolent fund iprovision is looking for 4 new trustees to support efforts to help PR professionals and their families who hit hard times due to illness, disability, unemployment or bereavement.
iprovision trustees are responsible for overseeing the running of iprovision, a registered charitable incorporated organisation. They confidentially consider all iprovision applications from CIPR members for help and are responsible awarding grants. Additionally, trustees have responsibilities for fundraising, and managing the funds entrusted to iprovision.
Trustees – who will normally serve four years – are expected to attend quarterly meetings in London; dates are usually fixed a year in advance. There are various activities between meetings including participation in sub committees either face to face or by conference call. Trustees are not remunerated but expenses are paid.
iprovision is keen to hear from individuals who have experience of supporting people in difficult circumstances, perhaps through work with a charity or an employer. Experience in any of the following areas would be useful: digital communications, investments, social welfare and the benefits system, and charity governance.
If you are interested in being an iprovision Trustee, please email iprovision chair Pat Gaudin with a statement outlining your interest and attaching your CV.
Applications should be received by 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017. The dates for selection meetings are scheduled for Friday 20 and Monday 23 October 2017. Please indicate if you cannot make either of those dates
Over the last 50 years, more than 500 CIPR members have been helped and supported by iprovision because of illness, disability, unemployment, poverty or bereavement. The youngest beneficiary was only 28; the oldest, 90. The majority of beneficiaries were members aged between 45 and 60, facing hardship because of an illness or disability that had impacted on their ability to work. The charity can specifically provide:
- grants to meet specific needs
- help with respite care or care break costs
- support and assistance