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
(2020/2023)

£ 808091

Total grants (2022/2023)

£ 4927

Average Grant size

164 +

Number of grants
(2022/2023)

Testimonials

Helen Gill, CEO, The Monday Night Club Image

“We are immensely grateful for Worcestershire Community Foundation’s unwavering support and genuine interest in our charity. WCF’s interest in our work, their responsiveness, and their belief in our vision have been instrumental in our success. We look forward to continuing our partnership and are truly fortunate to have such a supportive ally in Worcestershire Community Foundation. Thank you for being a vital part of our journey toward a more inclusive and vibrant community.”

Helen Gill, CEO, The Monday Night Club
Tomasz Jareki, Director Midlands Migrant Support Centre Image

“The funding provided by Worcestershire Community Foundation has been instrumental in enabling our organisation to make a positive impact on the Ukrainian refugee community. The services, support, and initiatives we were able to provide have empowered individuals, improved their wellbeing and enhanced their integration into the local community. We are committed to continuing our work and are deeply grateful for the Foundation’s ongoing support.”

Tomasz Jareki, Director Midlands Migrant Support Centre
Catshill Food Bank Image

“We cannot express enough what your help has meant. Our usual routes of donations dried up and without the financial support we wouldn’t have been able to continue. Your contribution to this has been so helpful for us.”

Catshill Food Bank
The Hub Bromsgrove – Sarah Mulhall, Manager Image

“Thank you very much for this opportunity and also for the kindness you’ve treated us with when we’ve had issues. We’d like to say thank you for giving us the opportunity to include some of the older ones in this project as mentors to the younger members, this helped to solidify trust in our services, thank you for that.”

The Hub Bromsgrove – Sarah Mulhall, Manager
Jo-Anna Hine Malvern Cube Projects Image

“I have found all aspects of dealing with Worcestershire Community Foundation to be extremely positive. The team are responsive and supportive, and we really value the difference that your funding has been able to make to the young people who benefit from our charity. The application and reporting process are robust but accessible and the communication from your team is excellent. Thank you for supporting us in this project”.

Jo-Anna Hine Malvern Cube Projects

Our team

David Shaw

David Shaw
(Chair)
Chair of Fundraising & Development Committee

Tamar Thompson
(Vice-Chair)

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

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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
White Image