Charitable and Legal Status
We are a registered charity. Our legal name is Epsom & Ewell Citizens Advice Bureau. Our charity registration number is: 1085779.
In common with many other charities, we are also a company limited by guarantee (which means we do not issue shares) and registered in England and Wales. Our company number is: 04079521.
We are authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN: 617602.
Our Trustee Board
Our activities are overseen by a board of Trustees. Our Trustees are all volunteers from the local community who have gained considerable skills, knowledge and experience in their working lives. They work with the Chief Executive and other staff to guide, govern, shape strategy, and give direction.
This includes making sure that Citizens Advice Epsom & Ewell is:
- Doing what it was set-up to do: offering high quality advice services to the local community.
- Complying with the law, including upkeep of premises, insurance, recruitment and equipment.
- Securing money to meet current and new demands, and ensuring that all funds are used responsibly.
- Recognised and valued by local organisations, funders and people, who are aware of the vital service their local Citizens Advice provides.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council appoints two councillors as its representatives to sit with the Trustee board in a non-voting capacity. Our President (also non-voting) is the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell.
We are grateful to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council who kindly provide the core of our funding and also our office space in the Old Town Hall in central Epsom.
We rely on fundraising and donations to make up the rest of our budget and for expanding our services.We also run specialist advice projects, namely Mental Health and Money Advice and Debt. These are only made possible through the generosity of our funders & for which we are grateful – please see the project pages for details