Our goal is to create, or support, community services and projects that are green and not only benefit the people of Nairn, but are also managed and controlled by local people
We want to promote awareness of the environment, climate change and the importance of sustainable energy.
The purpose of the services we create or support is to contribute to the enhancement of the local environment; to well-being; regeneration in the town; civic pride; and to provide a local employment and skills pipeline.
We want as wide a cross section of Nairn’s population to feel welcome and supported to devise and deliver local services of tangible benefit to their community.
Our immediate objective is to use the resources we already have to make an impact in Nairn as soon as possible.
We are looking for a volunteer treasurer to help Green Hive develop and maintain our financial management system. This is an exciting time to support an ambitious local community group to grow. We now have charitable status and multiple funding streams. Our volunteer treasurer will support the organisation to respond to the complexities of managing grant funding as well as accounting for spending and advising our staff member and board on budgeting and fundraising. Initially we envisage a time commitment of a few days spread over a couple of months whilst developing our financial systems, reducing to quarterly input with updates to the board.
Ideally you will have financial management experience and experience of supporting charity or social enterprise finance systems. It is desirable but not essential if you share our goal of enabling environmental sustainability in Nairn through community volunteering and social enterprise.
To find out more contact Kirsty on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07453912697.
New members wanted to join our board.
The AGM takes place this year on Thursday 23rd November, starting at 7.30 pm in the Green Hive Hub at the Old Links School, Grant Street, Fishertown.
We will be delighted to receive applications from among our wider membership to join our board at the AGM. Board members are Directors and Trustees of the charity and steer the work of the organisation.
We are hoping in particular to receive applications from individuals with knowledge and interest in upcycling and recycling, and/or with financial management experience and experience of supporting charity or social enterprise finance systems.
Three of our current Directors were elected at the previous AGM held in October last year (Corinne Ferguson, Helena Harcourt Robinson and Simon Noble) and two more (Stephen Fuller and Alastair Simmons) were appointed during the intervening period. All of them propose to stand for re-election this year, so successful nominees will be joining a growing band of committed Green Hivers.
To become a member sign up on our website.
Apply to be elected to join our board by emailing us at email@example.com telling us a little about yourself and why you’d like to stand.
We’ve just achieved charitable status. You’ll be able to find out about our governance and financial performance through OSCR, the charity regulator’s website. Whilst this strengthens our governance and reinforces our obligation to deliver benefit for the community, it also opens a door to a broader range of sources of funding for our projects.