Citywise is a charity controlled by its governing document, a Memorandum of Association, and constitutes a company, limited by guarantee, as defined by the Companies Act 2006. For the purposes of UK company law, the trustees are also directors of the company.
Citywise was founded as a voluntary organisation in 1994, incorporated on 25 September 2006 as ‘Reachout Youth (Scotland) Limited’ and on 29 October 2015 underwent a change of name to ‘Citywise Mentoring Ltd’.
The charity is governed by the Board of Trustees, which sets the overall framework. The Chief Executive and the staff team are then delegated full responsibility for implementation within this framework. The company is also significantly dependent on the services of unpaid volunteers.
Current Directors and Trustees:
Chair: Dr Dermot Grenham (FIA, PhD, MSc)
Dr Leonardo Franchi (MA, PGCE, MEd, PhD, FHEA)
Dr Michael Wilkinson (DVM, CertLAS, PhD, DipECLAM)
Mr Joseph Cooper (LLB, LPC)
Mrs Laura Whillans (LLB)
Annual Reports and Statutory Accounts:
Every year by law we are required to file accounts with Companies House and with the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). These are publicly available documents and can be accessed by following the links below:
In addition we publish an Annual Report. Our most recent one is available to view below: