Meet the team behind Worcestershire Community Foundation

We have a wonderful team of local patrons and trustees who believe passionately in Worcestershire and are committed to making a difference to communities across the county.

President

Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant Beatrice Grant

Our Trustees

David Shaw

David Shaw
(Chair)
Chair of Fundraising & Development Committee

Tamar Thompson
(Vice-Chair)

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Nick Wentworth-Stanley DL

Mark Yates

Kathy Leather

Kathy Leather-Lloyd

Nic Lloyd

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench
Chair of Finance & Governance Committee

Mark Jackson, OBE

Mark Jackson OBE
Chair of Grants Committee

Oliver Carpenter

Oliver Carpenter

Timothy Venner

Timothy Venner

Patrons

Robert Sykes OBE

Jeremy-Clarke-Morris

Jeremy Clarke-Morris

Patrick Holcroft

Lt Col Patrick Holcroft CVO OBE

Rt Revd Dr John Inge

Richard Amphlett

Angela Brinton

Andrew Grant

Staff

Lucy Wells, Director

Lucy Wells
(Director)

Karen McVeigh, Grants & Funding Officer

Karen McVeigh
(Grants & Funding Officer)

Sharon Adams
(Finance Officer)

Our Impact

£ 2308100 +

Total grants
(2020/2023)

£ 808091

Total grants (2022/2023)

£ 4927

Average Grant size

164 +

Number of grants
(2022/2023)

Testimonials

Batchley Support Group Image

Without the support of the Community Pantry I would be dead, there is nothing left after I pay my bills.

(Interview by Sky News)

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Batchley Support Group
NewStarts food bank beneficiary Image

“I didn’t realise how much food I would be getting, thank you so much.”

NewStarts food bank beneficiary
Oasis Warndon Community Hub Image

“The support of the Worcestershire Community Foundation has allowed a real emergence of community empowerment, engagement and collaborative participation. The Get Set Grow project will impact this community intergenerationally and allow a safe space to learn, grow and provide for the future.”

Oasis Warndon Community Hub
Helen Gill, CEO The Monday Night Club Image

Our partnership with Worcestershire Community Foundation has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. Their unwavering support and guidance throughout the grant period have played a pivotal role in the success of our initiatives. WCF’s commitment to community development aligns seamlessly with our mission, fostering a collaborative and impactful relationship. Their responsiveness, transparent communication, and dedicated assistance have strengthened our organisational capacity. We commend WCF for their instrumental role in empowering communities, and we look forward to continued collaboration as we strive to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.”

Helen Gill, CEO The Monday Night Club
Kate Cox, Director Worcester Paint Festival Image

“Worcester Paint Festival is so thankful to WCF for the grant for our 2023 event. You enabled us to deliver a highly successful year of murals and the amazing exhibition ‘Paint the Streets about UK graffiti and street art history. This was visited by a very different demographic from across the UK and further, and received very positive feedback.”

Kate Cox, Director Worcester Paint Festival

Our Stories

New mentors start their induction training

22nd February 2024

Mentor Link recruits new mentors in marginalised communities

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Stepway

21st February 2024

Stepway – Community Garden Pilot Project

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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