Young Trustees Survey

The Charities Aid Foundation, in partnership with Plan UK trustee Leon Ward, has launched the Young Trustee Survey to investigate the experiences of young trustees in the UK.

The survey follows a recommendation from the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry which launched last year, and subsequent Creating an Age of Giving report, which called for more young people to be given the opportunity to access the skills needed to take up governance roles in charities, with the longer-term aim of getting more young people into trustee roles.

The Young Trustee Survey, launched to coincide with Trustees Week, aims to explore the views held by those who have interacted with young trustees in their role at a charity.

Responses to the survey will be summarised in a guide which will aim to share best practice of different schemes and models that give young people the skills and confidence needed to become trustees. Released early next year, it will also look at the benefits that organisations derive from involving young people in their governance and to help build the confidence of boards in working with young trustees.

To complete the survey by Wednesday 31 December visit