We are happy to report that our application to the Charity Commission to become a Charity has been successful! As from 30th May 2017 National Drama is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) number 1173215. Our registration certificate is below:
To do so we have needed to update our former constitution (dated 1990) to one based on the Charity Commission’s model. The Constitution that we have devised incorporates as much as possible from our current constitution while adopting this new framework recommended by the Charity Commission (see below).
We first registered our intention to make an application to the Charity Commission on 23rd December 2013. It has been a long journey since then in which we have had several discussions with the Charity Commission out of which the Constitution has been amended several times to conform with Charity Commission guidance on charitable status. The Constitution below is the final amended version approved by the Charity Commission on 30th May 2017.
The ‘First Trustees’ of the Charity are: Aine Lark (Chair); Konstantina Kalogirou (Secretary); Chris Lawrence (Treasurer); Ali Warren (Secondary Officer); Viv Kerridge (HE/FE Officer); Vivienne Lafferty (Trustee); and Zeena Rasheed (Trustee). Our Executive Committee will still be elected annually by postal ballot on the Single Transferable Vote model.