Governance & Management

Trusthouse has a board of 12 trustees, who meet twice a year to determine the general policy of the charity. In between these dates, the Grants and Finance Committees meet four times a year: the Grants Committee to award grants to around 300 beneficiaries a year and the Finance Committee to manage the investments which produce the annual grants budget.

The Trustees have a wide range of skills and interests which is reflected in the broad remit of Trusthouse’s grants.

Day-to-day management of Trusthouse is carried out by Henry Smith Trading Ltd, the trading subsidiary of The Henry Smith Charity, which seconds a small team of staff (1 full time, 3 part time) to this work. There is no other connection between Trusthouse and The Henry Smith Charity, and applicants may apply to both organisations at the same time.