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

Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE CStJ

Our Trustees

David Shaw
(Chair)

Tamar Thompson
(Vice-Chair & Grants Panel Chair)

Jeremy Clarke-Morris
(Treasurer)

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Roger Britton

Rob Sykes

Mark Yates

Robert Capper

Kathy Leather

Nic Lloyd

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Patrons

Bob Warman

Bishop John Inge

Angela Brinton

Andrew Grant

Staff

Lucy Wells
(Development Director)

Mark Herriott
(Community First)

Emma Buckingham
(Community First)

Ilaria Mazzuchetti
(Marcomms Assistant)

Our Impact

£ 2000000 +

Total grants
(2013-19)

£ 650000

Total grants (2020)

£ 4333

Average Grant size

150 +

Number of grants
(2020)

Feedback

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
Brest Cancer Haven Image

“Thank you for the wonderful news of the £2,500 Covid-19 Response Award.
The grant will go a long way to help us to continue to support anyone with breast cancer in Worcestershire by delivering our support services remotely for the next three months of self-isolation and social distancing.”

Brest Cancer Haven
Citizens Advice Bureau Wyre Forest Image

“This grant from WCF means an awful lot to us; we are desperately trying to meet demand and ensure no one falls through the gap. Our volunteers are working flat out often doing double shifts and more and paid staff are working or free on their days off. We are truly blessed in Wyre forest to have such a dedicated committed team.
I can assure you every penny will be spent wisely.”

Citizens Advice Bureau Wyre Forest
Worcester Warriors Image

“The funding from the Covid response fund was incredibly important as it has meant that the Warriors Community Foundation has been able to continue to deliver most of its projects when times have allowed and maintain constant contact with participants. Last summer we continued practical delivery throughout and thanks to the grant were able to support many people through our wide range of projects. We are pleased to say that currently all of our projects are already up and running or due to be very soon. We would like to thank Worcestershire Community Foundation for their support that has meant we are able to offer vital sports sessions to our participants which have contributed to better mental health and well-being for them.”

Worcester Warriors
St Paul’s Hostel Image

“We are so grateful for the support that we have received from the foundation. The funding has made and continues to make a huge difference to the homeless community. We were able to respond quickly to the calls from government to ‘Get Everyone In’ and lockdown that there is no doubt, this helped reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst the homeless community.”

St Paul’s Hostel

Our Stories

18th July 2021

West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre: funding program

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2nd June 2021

The Wyre Forest Hospice: Covid Response

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Our Supporters

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
Artrix Arts Centre Image
Kendall Wadley Image
Sanctuary Image
Malvern Image
Homexperts Image
Hewitt Image
Goodrich Image
Worcester Ambassadors Image
Worcester Bosch Image
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