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Posted On: 23rd May 2019

Fixers Winding Down

Fixers Winding Down

It is with great sadness and regret the Board of Trustees announces the decision to begin an orderly wind down of Public Service Broadcasting Trust (Fixers), resulting in its closure at the end of August.

 

This decision comes following an intense period in which the Board and Executive have worked hard to build sustainability for the charity.

 

Whilst great progress has been made towards this goal, through restructuring, a new strategy and the generosity of funders, we have been unable to raise the funds required to support the charity into the future.

 

The trustees have therefore taken action, in accordance with their fiduciary responsibilities, and in the knowledge there remains sufficient funds available to ensure we can consult with all staff and manage an orderly redundancy process.

 

A three month period of managed wind-down, starting today, will enable the charity to fulfil all outstanding obligations to current funders and ensure the charity can cease operating in a timely and orderly manner.

 

During this period we will be recognising the outstanding work staff and beneficiaries have done to change the outcomes for young people across the country. Staff will also seek to rehouse the rich library of resources created over the past 11 years.

 

Since its inception in 2008, Fixers has helped over 23,000 16 to 25-year-olds campaign on issues affecting them. Many of these young people credit the charity with giving them the first opportunity to realise the power their experience and voice has in bringing about lasting change.

 

Staff will be working closely with the young people currently supported by the charity to ensure they are signposted to alternative agencies.

 

This has not been an easy decision and we would like to thank all staff, past and present, for their dedication and commitment to the charity over the years.

 

Ralph Bernard

Fixers Chairman

Author: Lucy Tatchell

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Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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