Positive changes to Karnival’s processes and governance

April 26th, 2016

Message from Angharad Smith, Chair of Trustees and Students’ Union President.

In response to the new Charities Act 2016 and fundraising legislation the Students’ Union and Karnival are taking proactive action to review and improve Karnival’s processes and governance. To enable improvements to happen, it has been agreed by the Students’ Union Board of Trustees that Karnival’s fundraising activities will temporarily suspend for a period of time, which will predominately fall over the summer period when there is minimal activity.

The Karnival Director and Karnival Executive Committee are supporting the changes and will be working with the Students’ Union Officers and staff to review Karnival’s processes and governance. This work will build on the success of Karnival and offer inspiring and expanded opportunities for the future.

Karnival continues to make a huge contribution to many charities through its fundraising activities and to the local Nottingham community through its volunteering activities, as well as being a significant part of a great student experience for those taking part. We look forward to Karnival returning with an improved working model and series of events. We’d like to thank the charities who we partner with and we look forward to continuing our relationships.

The volunteering activities that Karnival support and lead on, such as Kontact, will continue with the support of the Student Volunteer Centre, whilst Karnival is developing and improving processes. This process will also not affect the status of any challenge trips currently booked through Karnival and its associated tour operators.

We are really looking forward to the future, and to taking Karnival’s fundraising and volunteering opportunities onto the next level.

Please visit the Students’ Union FAQs for more information.

Angharad Smith

Chair of Trustees and Students’ Union President

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