The HEY Smile Foundation’s Trustee Academy is a series of 10 sessions designed to create quality charity Trustees

Quality Trustees are vital to the success of a charity and the Smile Foundation recognised the need for more outstanding Trustees to support charities across our local area.

Sponsorship from Smailes Goldie Group in Hull has made it possible to develop a 10 session programme for trainee Trustees. Modules vary from charity models and governance to financial planning. The focus is very much on making being a Trustee a pleasure, not a chore and equipping individuals with the skills they need to be successful.

Full group shot of trustees and trainers

Andrew Barber, CEO at the Smile Foundation, explained:

“We’re really proud of the Smile Trustee Academy and look forward to seeing our trainee Trustees develop over the coming months.

“There are lots of people across our local area who would make excellent Trustees and we hope this encourages more people to step forward.”

The Smile Foundation is a local charity bringing good intentions to life across East Yorkshire, supporting charities to endure and succeed. With the generous help of their partners in the business community they’re able to highlight the challenges facing local charities and source the tools to fix them.

For those interested in taking part in the next Smile Trustee Academy starting in 2019, please contact:, or call 01482 590270.

First session in progress around the table