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Would your maritime heritage organisation stand up to scrutiny?

Tuesday, 17 October 2023

A resilient organisation is a secure one and, with the increasing pressures that many heritage custodians currently face, it’s more important than ever to ensure a strong governance model is in place. Finding the right structure can be challenging, but it’s critical for the successful outcome of any project and to ensure a long-term future for the historic vessel in your care.

With the help of experts in the field, this webinar examined different charitable structures, explored what funders are looking for when they invest in a project and discussed how to bring new, diverse trustees on board.

Our speakers:

  • Expert lawyer Erica Crump, Partner in the Charity and Social Enterprise Department of top London law firm Bates Wells, who will highlight various governance options and the potential pitfalls of each.
  • Sue Bowers, Director from funding body The Pilgrim Trust on what a typical funding body looks for in terms of an applicant’s governance when considering making a grant. The Pilgrim Trust has previously supported historic vessels including the Mary Rose Trust, Steam Tug Kerne, HMS Unicorn, Steamship Freshspring Trust, Sir Walter Scott, SS Explorer, and heritage boatbuilding skills.
  • New MHT Trustee, Maddie Phillips, on what attracts potential trustees to take on the role within an organisation.

A panel will then respond to Q&A from the audience.

Following this event, NHS-UK will be offering 20 free thirty minute 1-1 sessions with Bates Wells on a first come first served basis. Attendees will be given priority sign-up for this special consultancy opportunity.

This is a joint Maritime Heritage Trust and National Historic Ships webinar.

Would your maritime heritage organisation stand up to scrutiny?