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The Young Trustees Movement is changing boardrooms

Our Mission and Values


  • Double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards. While the spotlight is on the age factor, our movement is part of a wider call for diversity on boards.
  • Create a norm of Boards embarking on a journey of change and realising that this also benefits all board members.
  • Changing the image of what a trustee looks like, by shining a light on the impact made by young trustees.
  • Define what conditions allow for safe spaces where all young people can genuinely add their perspective.
  • Meaningfully empower organisations/existing initiatives working in this space.
  • To have an impact that serves all young people, we must have an intersectional movement. This is an ongoing process and we are keen to connect and get feedback – for more information please get in touch.


  • Intersectional diversity of perspectives
  • Young people are safe & can make informed choices
  • Young people lead this movement
  • Collaboration

Read more about our values and ways of working here.

Our History

The Young Trustees Movement didn’t come up with the concept of young trustees - young people have been contributing to boards long before we were founded!

Read on to find out how and why the movement was founded and what the future holds as the movement grows.


We are not a single person or organisation, but a network that is bigger than the sum of its parts. Our ability to make an impact is therefore defined by the actions of the people in it – join us!

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is an incredible group of people working in the sector who offer give advice and support to the Young Trustees Movement.


Champions are change makers and take action, big or small, to diversify trustee boards.

Movement Speaker Network

A network of speakers who share their insights and tips at panel events, podcasts, blogs and more.


Our staff team provides support for the movement and its members.

Trustee Board

Our Board of Trustees steers the strategic direction of the Young Trustees Movement, ensuring our work aligns with our mission and values at all times. Each trustee is a valued member of our team, contributing a unique set of skills, experiences and perspective.

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The Young Trustees Movement is funded by some incredible organisations. Find out more about our funders and how you can support us.

Get involved

This movement is creating change - we need you to be part of it. Find out ways to get involved.