We are looking for a new chair for the Civic Power Fund, the pooled fund for community organising

At the Civic Power Fund we start with a core belief: too many people cannot achieve their full potential because of who they are or where they are from. Community organising changes this by unleashing the power of people to improve their lives and achieve lasting change.

We are looking for a chair who shares this belief and understands three things about our approach:

  • Civic power is the capacity of citizens to organise to win change. We are only interested in building power.
  • Organising is how we build power and it is not free. We fund organisers – sustainably, equitably and by taking our lead from them.
  • Our governance is there to support the mission. We are governed by movement builders who volunteer their governance skills so the team can execute against the mission: building lasting civic power through community organising.

We have a number of accountabilities – to UK laws and regulations (as a registered charity with a seven figure budget), to the 21 visionary donors who have backed us as the UK’s only pooled fund for community organising and, above all, to the 40 grassroots organising partners we support and the communities they serve.  

We are serious about doing funding differently and in line with our values. If you are too, we would love to talk.

Find out more here and apply by midnight 26th May 2024.