Change is needed to address the under-representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals on trustee boards across the Voluntary sector in the UK. Research shows that only 9.6% of trustees in 100 UK major charities are BAME (Green Park, 2019). In addition, just 2.9% of trustees in the sector are women of colour and 62% of the UK’s largest charities have all-white boards (Inclusive Boards, 2018).

It is the responsibility of every charity to address this inequality and work towards having an inclusive and diverse board – diverse in terms of race and gender, but also in terms of socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and many other individual characteristics that reflect the communities the Voluntary sector serves. This guide sets out practical steps towards achieving this.

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Making an inclusive and diverse trustee board

Getting on Board resource

Getting on board have put together some useful info around changing the face of Trusteeship:

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How to be an ally: designing boards for racial diversity