The NCC is a group of elected Fairtrade campaigners who each represent a region of the UK.
The committee is a member organisation of the Fairtrade Foundation, with voting rights and responsibilities, and is represented at the annual general meeting.
Members feed into Fairtrade campaign development, and provide a voice for campaigners, so that they have a say in the Fairtrade Foundation’s strategy and planning. The NCC also informs the Foundation about what campaigners need and what their priorities are.
How do I get involved?
NCC meetings are held in the Foundation’s head office and occasionally via teleconference. Summaries are shared in Fairtrade Towns e-newsletters and on this page (see below), and directly by some representatives where regional networks exist.
Any members of Fairtrade campaign groups registered with the Fairtrade Foundation (Towns, Schools, Universities and Faith communities) are eligible to stand for election to the NCC. Elections are held at regional supporter conferences every 3 years, or in some cases by an electronic vote.
You can contact your representative about Fairtrade campaigns or any issue related to Fairtrade locally or nationally – see below for email links.
If you’re interested in standing for election to the NCC, drop us a line to find out more. There are 5 places up for election in 2018, representing Wales, Yorkshire, West Midlands, South East England and Northern Ireland. Please get in touch to find out more about the role. The (very simple) nomination process can be completed by using this nomination form to put yourself forward or nominate someone else. You will also find the nomination deadlines here. We’d also recommend you contact the current representative using the links below to ask them about their experience.
Who is my representative?
Click on your rep's name to contact them by email.
*These representatives are standing down in autumn 2018. Contact us if you’d like to stand or know more.
The NCC is responsible for:
- Making sure that Fairtrade campaigners can better feed into the Foundation’s work.
- Advising on the development and implementation of projects and activities directly involving grassroots supporters, for example, Fairtrade Fortnight.
- Recommending improvements to existing support for campaigners, in addition to new materials, resources and training opportunities.
- Advising on developments to existing Fairtrade award schemes, including renewal processes, goals and communications.
- Advising on new campaign areas and activities.
- Offering experience and advice around Fairtrade campaigns and campaigners to other teams in the Foundation.
- Sharing best campaigning practice from regional networks to share with other campaigners.
The NCC helps with the two-way exchange of information between the Foundation and campaign groups. The NCC is represented at the annual general meeting, feeding into the Foundation’s governance. The diagram below shows these relationships in action.
NCC Meeting Summaries
The Next NCC meeting is scheduled for 17/18 July 2018.
17 January click here for a summary
19 July click here for a summary
3 and 4 May click here for a summary
21 September click here for a summary
17 and 18 May click here for a summary