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The Purple Build Begins!

The Purple Build got off to a great start this week with a ground breaking ceremony on site, marking the start of a nine month long construction process to provide a new, environmentally sustanable larger building from which to provide our services.

Local Councillors, staff and volunteers from the centre as well as our construction partners Hobson and Porter celebrated today the first steps to providing the only purpose built women's centre in the UK for the last twenty years.

National Volunteer of the Year Award!

Our Trustee and Treasurer, Lisa Hilder won the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award at the Third Sector Excellence Awards last month.

Lisa was nominated by the staff and volunteers and the centre in recognition of her work to raise funds and develop services at the organisation over the last 18 years.

During that time she has raised £12.7million of funds for women's services in Hull and has helped to ensure that the women's centre doors stay open to the thousands of women and children who need its services each year

Lisa was thrilled and delighted with the honour and the national profile it gives to the excellent work carried out by all the services at the centre

Read more about Lisa's award here http://www.thirdsectorexcellenceawards.com/finalists/lisa-mari-hilder/

 

Property expert required

Due to our successful work housing women fleeing violence and abuse through our dispersed accommodation, we are looking to recruit a woman with the skills to find and acquire new properties on our behalf.

You will know the local housing market in Hull and you will have experience of finding property and managing the purchase process swiftly and effectively.

This post is a fixed term post for 18 months at 30 hours per week at NJC SCP 28 £24472 pro rata and is open to women only.

If you would like to be part of our continuing success story and you have the right skills and experience, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application pack. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th September.

 

Charity Governance Award winners

Success at UK Charity Governance Awards 2017

 

On May 24th 2017 at a Gala reception at the beautiful Clothworkers House in central London, we were awarded a national charity governance award for "Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk", recognising the confident and robust approach taken by our Trustees in developing our portfolio of safe accommodation for women and children fleeing violence and abuse.

The award comes with the prize of a £5,000 unrestricted grant which will be used towards the construction of our new purpose-built women’s centre on Preston Road – the first of its kind in the UK for 20 years.

Councillor Mary Glew, who supported the Charity’s application said “ I am delighted that this innovative and forward thinking local charity has been recognised nationally – they are  great ambassadors for Hull”.

Watch our Winners video story here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48nmhI8u-Q

WINNER was part of a shortlist of charities representing a diverse range of subject areas including LGBTQ, prisoners, homelessness, medical care and support, disability services, the arts, and more. A 20-strong judging panel shortlisted the entries and selected winners in each of seven categories. The winners were announced at the official awards reception in London on 24 May 2017, with former cabinet minister Sir Vince Cable delivering a keynote speech.

Michael Howell, Chair of the Trusteeship Committee at the award organisers The Clothworkers’ Company, said, “Congratulations to our outstanding winners – they provide the charity sector with sterling examples of what can be achieved with excellent governance.

“Highly-skilled trustees, diverse boards and their innovative use of digital technology are all areas that the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has recommended as a focus for the sector. Therefore, we are delighted that our winners provide real-life examples of how that can be achieved. I encourage charities to download our free e-book which is full of inspiring stories from these superb shortlisted charities – including, of course, our winners! I hope this will provide inspiration for new journeys towards great governance.”

The free e-book is now available to download at www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk.

The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company – a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – in partnership with not-for-profit consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialists Prospectus.

For more details visit www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk. You can follow the awards on Twitter using hashtag #charitygov17. Entry for the 2018 Charity Governance Awards will open in October 2017.

Charity Governance Award Finalists

National Charity Governance Award Finalists!

We are delighted to announce that our Board reached the shortlist for the Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk category in the National Charity Governance Awards and on Wednesday 24th May 2017 won the category at a gala reception at the Clothworkers House in London.

Once again, our pioneering work developing safe homes for women and children has been recogised on the national stage as forward thinking and pioneering

Read more here

https://www.charitygovernanceawards.co.uk/short-list/preston-road-womens-centre/?landing=shortlist

 

 

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