What is Worcestershire Community Foundation?

We are an independent charity and the Community Foundation for Worcestershire. We are part of a national network of 47 Community Foundations and the UK’s fourth largest funding body.

During 22/23 we have supported Worcestershire’s communities by distributing £808,091 of funding to support 164+ community projects across the county.

See our short video highlighting some of the projects we supported in 2023.

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We would like to say a huge thank you to all the organisations and individuals who have helped us to support Worcestershire during what is, economically, a very difficult time. We continually look for further funding opportunities to support the voluntary and community sector to enable them to run their services for the benefit of Worcestershire residents.

What we do

We are a charitable hub for the whole county – dedicated to helping to ensure that Worcestershire is a place to thrive by supporting and providing a voice for the voluntary and community sector.

Who are we?

Our people are one of the most important elements of our work in Worcestershire

We are a streamlined organisation which operates in a very lean way to ensure that our overheads are kept to a minimum, enabling us to dedicate maximum resource to our grant programmes to benefit the county.

Our team comprises a voluntary board of local trustees working with a part-time Director and a part-time Grants & Funding Officer. We are proud to have Beatrice Grant, the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, as our President, and a number of well-known voluntary patrons who support us in many ways. Many of our trustees and patrons sit on the boards of other local charities; all our team are long-term residents of Worcestershire and have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the county and its needs.

Our Impact

£ 2308100 +

Total grants

£ 808091

Total grants (2022/2023)

£ 4927

Average Grant size

164 +

Number of grants


Chairman, Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra Image

“Your charity’s grant monies acted as a wonderful foundation of trust on which we built an event that was totally unforgettable.”

Chairman, Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra
Mrs Reeves-Walters Image

“We are thrilled that our pupils have had the opportunity to create a stunning piece of artwork supported by the ‘Let’s Create Jubilee Fund’ to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee. This will remain in our school for many years to come. The PTA have been instrumental in ensuring our children have this experience to develop their skills and work together. It now takes pride of place in our School.”

Mrs Reeves-Walters Executive Head Teacher at Far Forest Primary School
Charlotte Layland, Fundraising and Communications Manager, Worcestershire YMCA Limited Image

“We are extremely thankful for the funding we have received and it has made a huge impact on our young people who have taken part as well as their local communities.”

Charlotte Layland, Fundraising and Communications Manager, Worcestershire YMCA Limited
PCC Secretary St Mary’s Pickersleigh Image

“Support from the WCF Communities in Crisis Grant has meant that St Mary’s has been able to continue its work in the local Community in 2023 without worrying about how to find the increased money for the fuel bills both at the beginning of the year and as we head towards the winter months again. As a church community made up completely of volunteers, we feel well supported.”

PCC Secretary St Mary’s Pickersleigh
Jo-Anna Hine, Youth Manager, Malvern Cube Projects Image

“Thank you for your support, this funding has made a huge difference to so many young people. The cost of living is impacting on so many of our young people and families and so being able to provide a hot meal and clothing has been a real support to many of them.”

Jo-Anna Hine, Youth Manager, Malvern Cube Projects

Our team

David Shaw

David Shaw
Chair of Fundraising & Development Committee

Tamar Thompson

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Our Stories

8th November 2023

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Our Partners

Mentor Link Image
Yellow Scarf Image
Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcomes Refugees Image
Sandycroft Centre Image
Maggs Day Centre Image
Aurum Image
Stepway Image
The Hub Bromsgrove Image
Wyre Forest & South Worcestershire Nightstop Image
Our Way Self Advocacy Image
Worcester Theatres Image
Oasis Community Hub Warndon Image
Open Trail Image
St Paul’s Hostel Image
West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Image
Spectrum Days Image
Alzheimer’s Society Image
New College Worcester Image
Like U Image
Caring Hands In the Vale Image
Malvern Hills Foodbank Image
Worcester Warriors Community Foundation Image
Catshill Baptist Church Image
Megan Baker House Image
The Wyre Forest Hospice Image
Wellbeing and Recovery College Image
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre Image
YSS Image
Young Solutions Image
Worcestershire County Council Image
Worcester Snoezelen Image
Worcester City Council Image
Worcester Cares Image
Worcester Community Trust Image
Unlocking Potential Image
University of Worcester Image
UK Community Foundations Image
The Monday Night Club Image
The Forge Image
Tampon Tax Community Fund Image
High Sheriff Image
Ryce Image
Redditch Boxing Academy Image
Pershore Riverside Youth Centre Image
Our Side Image
Jigsaw Image
#iwill Image
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Image
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Image
DRPG Image
Cottage in the Wood Image
Community First Image
CCLA Image
Bromsgrove and Redditch Network Image
Bradley Haynes Law Image
Kendall Wadley Image
Sanctuary Image
Malvern Image
Homexperts Image
Hewitt Image
Goodrich Image
Worcester Ambassadors Image
Worcester Bosch Image
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