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

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench

Jonathan Chenevix-Trench
(Chair)

Tamar Thompson
(Vice-Chair)

David Shaw

David Shaw
Chair of Fundraising & Development Committee

Nick Wentworth-Stanley

Nick Wentworth-Stanley DL
Chair of Finance & Governance Committee

Mark Yates

Kathy Leather

Kathy Leather-Lloyd

Nic Lloyd

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

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

Worcester Theatres – Inclusive Communities Fund grantee Image

“We are proud to continue the work of Saucy, which not only provides high quality locally sourced LGBTQ+ talent for Worcester Theatre’s audiences but paid opportunities for queer artists. LGBTQ+ awareness is another aspect of the work, of which we are proud. The Awareness training will provide businesses and organisations with information on the LGBTQ+ community, legal obligations, diversity and equality. We hope that this will encourage community cohesion and tolerance.”

Worcester Theatres – Inclusive Communities Fund grantee
Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire Nightstop and Mediation Service – Judith Ford, CEO Image

“Our involvement with WCF has been extremely positive – communication has been timely and the application process was clear.”

Wyre Forest and South Worcestershire Nightstop and Mediation Service – Judith Ford, CEO
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
Yellow Scarf – Inclusive Communities Fund grantee Image

“With the invaluable support from WCF, our ‘Multinational Walk and Talk’ project has become a beacon of community unity. Together, we’re fostering friendships, dispelling myths, and reducing social isolation. The positive impact is palpable, creating resilient and connected Eastern European communities in Worcestershire. WCF’s commitment to community empowerment has been transformative, making a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.”

Yellow Scarf – Inclusive Communities Fund grantee
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 Stories

13th June 2024

ASPIE’s High Sheriff Grant

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Sky Autism Support

2nd May 2024

Sky Autism Support Social Action

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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