Beyond Suffrage : London 2020 Cohort

Applications Now Open

12-week trustee development programme for women of colour aged between 18 and 25.


  • Women from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic background, based in the UK

  • Aged 18-25

  • Strong interest in volunteering in the charity sector 

  • Able to commit to our 12-week programme and attend board meetings once placed with a charity

  • Most importantly, a strong desire to break glass ceilings

Key dates:

  • 7 October 2019: Beyond Suffrage (London2020) applications open

  • 9 December 2019: Applications deadline, 8am

  • 16-18 December 2019: Finalists interviews

  • 6 January 2020: Beyond Suffrage London2020 Cohort official announcement and programme commencement


How the programme works

Over a period of 12-weeks, you will receive training and support to help you become a trustee on a charity board. Charity trustees are individuals who are responsible for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. Being a trustee is therefore a brilliant opportunity for you to volunteer your time and get involved in truly meaningful work, whilst at the same time developing key leadership skills. 


To ensure that the programme can be completed alongside full time study or employment, training modules will be taught in the evening via live online classroom sessions. Two networking events will also be organised, at which you will have the opportunity to meet and network with both your fellow programme participants and senior sector leaders. The modules that you will complete include:

1. Introduction to Charity Governance & Finance

2. Sustainability, Power Sharing & Ethical Leadership

3. Personal Development: Me and My Personal Brand

At the end of the 12-week programme, our recruitment partner will then register you and help to place you with a charity. Charity board meetings tend to be in the evening and a commitment of approximately 6-8 evenings a year plus one full day may be required for meetings, events and away days. This will depend on the charity and you will be notified in advance.

Once you've been placed on a trustee board, we will continue to support you – ensuring that you grow into your new role. This will include working closely with your Chair and providing you with additional training  You will also be part of the wider Beyond Suffrage family –– a new support network for women of colour aspiring to be in senior leadership/ on boards in the charity sector. Finally, as a programme alumni you will go on to mentor the next cohort of young women. 

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Application process

Participants on the London2020 programme will be selected following an application and interview process. Successful candidates will then take part in the 12-week training programme before being placed on a charity board by our recruitment partner. We want to ensure that you present your application as best as YOU can. Therefore, there is the option to either submit a written application or present a 10 minute video uploaded onto Youtube.

Submit written application

Submit video application


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