Meeting held over Zoom.

Chairmans welcome 

  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the board meeting was held via Zoom

  • Formal welcomes were given to new trustee CCL Clive Harriss, pending new trustees Gaele Lalahy, Jessica Macbeth and Volker Heinemann as Finance Manager.

  • The Board approved the previous meeting minutes

Financial update

  • The Board were given an update from the recent Finance and Development Committee meeting by the Chair of the Finance and Development Committee.
  • It included an update on the statutory accounts. The Trust is still in a good place but the potential impact of COVID-19 made fundraising challenging.
  • The end of year accounts were discussed and will be submitted to Companies House by the end of December 2020 and the Charities commission by the end of January 2021.
  • An update on the Management accounts was provided by the Finance Manager.
  • The CEO presented the Cashflow and Fundraising report and provided an update on the table of funds applied for and the impact COVID19 was having on current funded projects.    

CEO update

  • The Chairman confirmed that the National Paralympic Heritage Centre remained closed and that the Trust was liaising with all the appropriate stakeholders to work on opening when able to do so in a COVID safe manner.
  • The CEO confirmed that the office remained closed and that alternative arrangements were being investigated.
  • The Trustees and Members approved the recruitment of the new Administrator.
  • The CEO presented her report which included an update on archives and collections and the future strategy which is required for accreditation. 
  • The Trust received a donation from Caz Walton of a very impressive collection of uniforms which could form the basis of regional displays.

Governance issues

  • The CEO explained that a succession plan is being drafted and is required as part of accreditation.
  • It was agreed a Paralympian should be a Trustee either as a Member or Independent.
  • 3 policies were discussed and 1 approved.

2020 Board Meeting Dates

  • Friday 20th November 2020