Help grow The Lacrosse Foundation

The Lacrosse Foundation is seeking several new trustees to help support the growth of the charity.

The Foundation is the only charity dedicated to supporting and growing the game of lacrosse across the whole of Great Britain. We’re a registered charity aiming to promote community participation, assist in the provision of facilities, and advance the education of young people in lacrosse.

We launched in September 2018 and are now looking to add new members to our trustee board. To broaden the board’s skill and knowledge base we are particularly interested to hear from people with experience of the ladies’ game, of lacrosse in the north, and in education.

Role Description

The trustees are responsible for the governance of the trust under the terms of its deed. The charity is an entirely volunteer run organisations and therefore the trustees are responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the organisation, including financial management, business planning, communications and fundraising.

The board of trustees also administer the grant application process in accordance with the Foundation’s policies and procedures, assess such applications, and make decisions and/or recommendations on grant applications.

Essential Skills

  • A knowledge of lacrosse;

  • A track record of successful planning and management in the sport;

  • Knowledge of one or more of the skills needed to build The Foundation to include but not exclusive to; finance, the law, strategy & organisation development, fundraising, communications and project management;

  • The ability to work as part of a team to deliver our agreed objectives.

Desirable Skills

  • Charity trustee work experience in delivering the outcomes of a trust or charity.

 The Role

  • To coordinate, implement, and monitor the business plan in agreed areas using your personal skills;

  • Ensure the charity fulfils its responsibilities concerning statutory compliance, best governance practice, financial stability, and risk management;

  • To build relationships with national governing bodies, their regions, associated bodies, and member clubs to maximise our impact while maintaining independent decision making.

  • To supervise and monitor the investment manager;

  • To champion The Foundation encouraging potential donors and legacy givers to support the charity;

  • To manage the application process for grants;

  • To put in place and manage the administrative structures required to meet our planned objectives;

  • To learn and understand the obligations of a trustee under the terms of the trust deed and charity law.

More About The Foundation

We believe lacrosse is a fantastic game and we want to help more people enjoy our great sport, whether that be through playing, coaching, officiating or volunteering.

While we are an independent charity, to help us deliver our vision and mission we work closely with a range of stakeholders across the lacrosse community in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our vision is that: Lacrosse is accessible to all and played in every corner of Great Britain.

Our aims and objectives are to:

  • Promote community participation in lacrosse;

  • Assist in providing facilities for lacrosse;

  • Advance the education of young people in the sport of lacrosse.

The charity was originally founded in 2006 to assist the Blues Lacrosse Club in raising money to support an initiative to teach lacrosse in a local school partnership. The charity was relaunched as The Lacrosse Foundation in 2018 and now has assets of around £900,000 which we intend to use for the benefit of lacrosse. 

Management

The meetings of the trustees will take place in Central London. Meetings may take place in other locations to build relationships with other lacrosse stakeholders. They will take place quarterly with two of the meetings involving our London based investment manager.

Further meetings may be called as needed. As far as possible, technology will be used to reduce the need for physical meetings.

Further Information

Further information can be obtained from Rob Collinge on robcollinge@tiscali.co.uk or 07976937990.

Application

To apply to join the trustee board, please send a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role alongside your CV to Rob Collinge.