Worcestershire Community Foundation seeks new board members

Worcestershire Community Foundation is looking for new board members to join their organisation.

Worcestershire Community Foundation is a local charitable body and one of the leading grant makers in Worcestershire; we act as a conduit to local philanthropy, linking private and public funders with community projects across the county. We are an accredited member of UKCF, a national association which promotes and supports 47 Community Foundations across the UK.

In 2023, we will be celebrating 20 years of encouraging philanthropy and channelling £millions of funding to support hundreds of projects across the county; this is a pivotal time for WCF to develop our work and profile, building new philanthropic partnerships and working to support a range of local needs into the future.

Our aims are simple; to work with more people and organisations who have the capacity to give and deliver their support to an increasing number of projects, charities and community groups. We aim to be a significant part of Worcestershire’s response to emerging challenges while also supporting programmes and sustainable, proactive initiatives with longer-term impacts.

Following our large-scale Covid response, we are currently working on our strategic plan for the next 2 years and as part of our succession planning activities, we are looking to recruit new Trustees.  We are particularly interested in people who have experience of working with community groups and small charities, who understand the challenges they face and the importance of securing appropriate funding to ensure their work continues. We particularly welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life who can demonstrate at least one of the following skills: Strategy development; business development/ fundraising; marketing & communications.

Our trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction and for developing the Foundation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

We are proud to have a group of dedicated and skilled local trustees who are passionate about our work in Worcestershire and always go the extra mile; if you are interested in having an initial chat with us about WCF and how you could become part of our team, please contact our Chair David Shaw at worcs.com.found@gmail.com

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