Get involved

Many opportunities for you to help out

Volunteering can be a Pathway to Employment or a preparation for an active and rewarding retirement. The Cirencester Community Development Trust are launching a database of volunteers so if you have any time, from a few minutes to a few hours there will be a volunteering opportunity for you. If you would like a regular slot, to work on a rota with others, giving a day a week or a day a month register with our web site and we will pass your details to a local charity or organisation in need of your services

Why not Volunteer?

Cirencester is full of events and projects, so why not get involved. If you are wanting to get more involved in volunteering your time, then please get in touch. Volunteering doesn’t have to be full time, it could just be a hour or two a month, no matter how much or how little time you have, you can be assured that you would be very welcomed. We are constantly looking for volunteers for many different events and projects. It really is a great way to meet new people,engage with local communities, enhance your town, learn new skills and work as part of a team. 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer then please fill in the eform below. If you have any difficulties filling in the form then please contact our secretary on 01285 655646, who will be happy to assist you. Once you have submitted your form, you will be contacted and asked a few questions in order to find the best option for you. We really look forward to hearing from you.

Allow us to share your details with groups & events we are involved with?

Are you happy for us to keep your details on our database?

Sponsorship opportunities

Here at CCDT we have many opportunities for local businesses to support local charities and events which take place in Cirencester. Did you know you can sponsor from as little as £25?

Below you will see current projects and charities which CCDT are involved with. You can find out more by clicking on each title below. If you are interested in sponsoring or just getting more involved please contact us.

The Bathurst Friendship

The Phoenix Festival 2021

Become a member of the CCDT

The Trust has been constituted as a Company Limited by Guarantee [8022457], the Trust is open to Membership from those who are in agreement with the Articles of Association.

If you agree to become a member [and to pay the requisite £10 should it be demanded in the event of the Company failing] it would be greatly appreciated if you would complete the following form, and return it to:

Secretary, Cirencester Community Development Trust Ltd., Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester GL7 2PP
by post or email ccdtltd@cirencester.gov.uk

APPLICATION TO BECOME A MEMBER OF
THE CIRENCESTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST Ltd.

Extract from the Articles of Association of the Cirencester Community Development Trust Ltd. Company number 8022457. Members 10(1) The subscribers to the Memorandum are the first members of the Charity. (2) Membership is open to other individuals or organisations who: ▪ apply to the Charity in the form required by the directors: and ▪ are approved by the directors. (3) The directors may only refuse an application for membership if, acting reasonably and properly, they consider it to be in the best interests of the charity to refuse the application. ▪ The directors must inform the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal within twenty-one days of the decision. ▪ The directors must consider any written representations the applicant may make about the decision. The directors’ decision following any written representations must be notified to the applicant in writing and shall be final. (4) Membership is not transferable. (5) The directors must keep a register of names and addresses of the members. Classes of membership 11(1) The directors may establish classes of membership with different rights and obligations and shall record the rights and obligations in the register of members. (2) The directors may not directly or indirectly alter the rights or obligations attached to a class of membership. (3) The rights attached to a class of membership may only be varied if: ▪ three-quarters of the members of that class consent in writing to the variation; or ▪ a special resolution is passed at a separate general meeting of the members of that class agreeing to the variation. (4) The provisions in the articles about general meetings shall apply to any meeting relating to the variation of the rights of any class or members. Termination of membership 12 (1) Membership is terminated if: ▪ the member dies or, if it is an organisation, it ceases to exist; ▪ the member resigns by written notice to the Charity unless, after the resignation, there would be less than two members; ▪ any sum due from the member to the Charity is not paid in full within six months of it falling due; ▪ the member is removed from membership by a resolution of the directors that it is in the best interests of the Charity that his or her or its membership is terminated. (2) A resolution to remove a member from membership may only be passed if: ▪ the member has been given at least twenty-one days’ notice in writing of the meeting of the directors at which the resolution will be proposed and the reason why it is to be proposed; ▪ the member or, at the option of the member, the member’s representative (who need not be a member of the charity) has been allowed to make representations to the meeting.

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