How we are organised

The Alternatives to Violence Project, Britain is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee and is also registered in Scotland as charity.  Company Members meet in an Annual General Meeting and elect between six and ten Trustees who hold responsibility for all governance matters.  Trustees serve for a  three year term, and each year up to a third of trustees stand down or may stand for re-election, subject to a maximum term of six years.
Our current trustees are:
Co-Chair: Marie Walsh
Co-Chair: Stephen Charman
Company Secretary / Interim Treasurer / Trustee: Colin Mallinson
Trustee: Sasha Dzhuras
Trustee: Robin Marshall
Trustee: Catherine Potvin
Trustee: Tarrill Baker

We are a volunteer-led organisation, with our distance learning programme being delivered from London and the programme of face-to-face workshops being organised locally.  AVPB regions are semi-autonomous, they fundraise and organise their workshop programmes, whilst adhering to AVP’s national policies and strategies. Two of the regions (Wales and London & the South East of England) now have a paid coordinator/development worker and this is our ambition for every region.

AVPB is in the process of getting the majority of its regions up and running again following the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognise this will be a challenge in some parts of the country.  Please do get in touch if you would like to help in your area.