Get involved

Tod College is your community centre and there are lots of ways to get involved with Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub:

Become a Trustee

Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub is pleased to announce and invite nominations for the election of a member to join its Board of Trustees. It is especially important that nominees and those making nominations for elected positions on the TLCCH Board have read the following information before submitting their nomination.

The TLCCH is a charitable community benefit society (BenCom).  This means that whilst it is a membership organisation in which members vote for up to three elected representatives to serve on the Board, the work of the organisation and its Trustee Board is for the benefit of the community at large, not for the benefit of its members. Of course, members are likely also to be members of the community at large but the benefits of the work of the TLCCH must be available to all regardless of their status as members or otherwise.

Each nomination for an elected Board role must be made by a registered member of the organisation. The person being nominated must also be a member.  Information about membership can be found here.

Via the provisions of the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, the Board of Trustees are answerable to the Financial Conduct Authority for the good governance of the organisation which must be in line with the provisions of the constitution, the legal governing document.

To deliver our mission we need an effective Board.  Members of the Board need to have time, skills and energy to carry out a range of tasks and to collaborate effectively as part of a cohesive group.  Nominees will need to be committed to delivering the vision of TLCCH and whilst having skills to offer, be available to carry out general and specific tasks as the need arises. Currently Board members are putting in an average of ten hours per week. Nominees will need to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to delivery of the vision and objectives of the TLCCH.

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    This form must give details of the person making the nomination and the person nominated (nominee), both of whom must be a member of Todmorden Learning Centre and Community Hub Ltd (TLCCH). All sections must be completed.

    Section A – Proposer
    I confirm that I am a TLCCH member. I wish to nominate the person named in the nominee section for election as a Trustee of TLCCH and my details are:

    Section B – Nominee
    The person I wish to nominate for election is:

    Become a member

    If you would like to actively support our aims and goals by joining as a member, please read our membership process, then complete and submit the Application for Membership form, below.

      I consent to being contacted by email.

      I hereby declare that I have read and understand the rules of the society (HERE) and that
      1. I am over the age of sixteen
      2. I support the objects of the society, which are:-
      The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by:
      (a) The promotion of sustainable development for the benefit of the public by advancing the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development and the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment and to promote study and research in the subjects of:
      (i) the practical skills and science of building with natural materials and the renovation of historical buildings;
      (ii) the practical skills and science of small-scale agriculture and horticulture in order to live within and rehabilitate the natural environment;
      (iii) the practical skills and science of small-scale energy production; by means of practical teaching courses, seminars, conferences, and publications. Sustainable development means “development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
      (b) The provision and maintenance of facilities for the use of the inhabitants of Todmorden without distinction of political, religious or other opinions, including use for:
      (i) meetings, lectures and classes, and
      (ii) other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the inhabitants.
      (c) To help young people, especially but not exclusively through leisure time activities, so as to develop their capabilities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
      3. I wish to take an active interest in the operation of the society and its business and will respectthe confidential nature of the society’s business decisions.On acceptance of my membership I undertake to purchase shares in the society at a cost of £1 per share and my name and contact details will be entered into the society’s membership register. The minimum possible shareholding is one share.

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      Could you Volunteer to help get the college up and running? Skills Offered – please be as specific as possible:

      What skills or other learning opportunities or community activities would you like to attend if they were offered? Please be as specific as possible:


      There are lots of ways in which you can help us with our work. Our volunteers have lots of fun whilst making a really worthwhile contribution to the College and the local community.

      The roles we are currently recruiting for are described below.

      Please sign up HERE if you can help:

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        I could help with: