Yes, the Foundation is established as an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and has a board of trustees who will make decisions. However, the Foundation will benefit from having a trustee with the knowledge and experience of a Council Member or Officer, who will bring a perspective of the Council to discussions. Once appointed as a trustee, they would have a legal duty to act in the best interests of the Foundation and will not be acting on behalf of the Council when attending meetings or dealing with Foundation business.

While the Foundation will be independent, it is proud to be working in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.