ABOUT US

FOUNDED

2002

£3,666,302

FINANCIAL ASSETS

ENDOWED ASSETS

£3,543,374

143

GRANTS IN 2015

2015 GRANT AMOUNT

£378,206

THIS IS DANCEFEST, AN ORGANISATION PROMOTING DANCE DEVELOPMENT IN HEREFORDSHIRE

ABOUT US – WHAT WE DO

In Herefordshire, for Herefordshire – that’s why the Herefordshire Community Foundation exists. An independent charity making a real difference in and for our county.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS…

  • Focus on fund development to give local communities an improved quality of life. We recognise that communities and voluntary organisations are the social ‘glue’ that binds our county together.
  • Help donors who want their charitable giving concentrated locally, secured over time and focused on specific aims.
  • Use locally-chosen, responsible trustees who understand Herefordshire’s needs.
  • Build local funds, so that help to the community can be long lasting. We know that the people of Herefordshire are generous in raising funds for good causes in the county. Our long-term endowment funds add to this, and safeguard monies for the future.
  • Handle funds on behalf of Government, Big Lottery Fund and other national organisations. Our knowledge of local networks means that funds reach those in need most efficiently.
  • Uniquely, we can give Government-funded grants and get GiftAid on donations destined for small organisations not registered as charities, who would otherwise be ineligible.

THROUGH ITS COMIC RELIEF FUND, HCF HELPED DANCEFEST’S JIGSAW PROJECT, WORKING WITH DISABLED AND NON-DISABLED PEOPLE IN HEREFORDSHIRE

ABOUT US – MEET THE TEAM

HCF has a board of trustees closely connected with different communities and interests in Herefordshire. Trustees are volunteers in line with our charitable status.

We are assisted by specialists who make recommendations. These grants panel members are selected for their expert knowledge of Herefordshire, its communities and the voluntary and community level organisations.

OUR PATRONS

Countess of Darnley, Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

The Right Reverend Richard Frith, Bishop of Hereford.

President: W. Lawrence Banks CBE, DL.

Lawrence Banks was the first chairman of the Foundation, from its inception in 2002. His family have lived in Kington for almost 200 years and have supported many causes in Herefordshire over that time. He has his own named fund with the Herefordshire Community Foundation.

Vice-president: Christine Forrester.

Christine has worked extensively with Third-Sector organisations around the world. She thought it odd that her home county did not have a Community Foundation and so in 2002, with the help of Richard Bulmer and Lawrence Banks, she set about establishing one. She remained a trustee for many years and is now Vice-President with her own named fund within the Herefordshire Community Foundation.

THE STAFF

Chief Executive, Jayne Porchester
Jayne is our new Chief Executive as of early this year.

THE TRUSTEES

Frank Myers MBE

Frank Myers MBE

Chairman

Frank Myers is a professional manager and management consultant with extensive experience of research and development, and business performance improvement.

He is currently chairman of the Herefordshire Business Board and a board member of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership.

He is also a non-executive director of The Wye Valley NHS Trust and a trustee of The Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People.

Wilma Gilmour

Wilma Gilmour

Secretary

Wilma has lived in Hereford for 30 years and has three children. Her late husband, Richard Bulmer, was one of the founders of the Herefordshire Community Foundation.

She taught English at Whitecross High School in Hereford until 2003 and later worked for Herefordshire Youth Counselling Trust as a project co-ordinator. She qualified and worked as a marriage guidance counsellor with Herefordshire Relate and worked as a volunteer family support worker with Homestart.

Will Lindesay

Will Lindesay

Trustee

Will has worked as a Chief Executive in the local third sector for 10 years, currently as the Chief Executive of hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service), the leading infrastructure support organisation www.hvoss.org.uk.

In 2012, Will played a key role in establishing hvoss as a result of a merger of three local infrastructure support services.

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Prior to this, Will was Chief Executive of Herefordshire Voluntary Action (HVA) for six years and also Community Co-ordinator, heading up the South Wye Community Development Team as part of a seven years Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) programme. Will was born in South Wye, Hereford and attended local primary and secondary schools in the city.

 

Will’s career in the third sector spans 20 years in which he has undertaken a variety of volunteering, youth, community and sports development roles. He has extensive community networks, local knowledge and a track record of working effectively with statutory bodies, the private sector and voluntary sector representatives.

He is very passionate about the third sector, particularly community development, with a key interest in championing the contribution of volunteers, representing the needs of rural areas, and assisting smaller organisations overcoming barriers they face in accessing services and support.

Will has gained recent experience of managing change, mergers implementation and partnership development within a rapidly changing third sector. In 2014, Will has elected onto the Board of National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), a national movement of third sector organisations influencing government policy affecting the third sector.

Will serves on several local and regional boards and advisory committees in relation to the third sector. He is currently a trustee of Herefordshire Community Foundation, a leading VCS fund development and grant making organisation in Herefordshire.

Will is a keen sportsman in his spare time including running, football and most sports. Will is running the London Marathon on his birthday on 24th April 2016. He is running in aid of The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Will is aged 40. Married to Mandie, father to Benjamin and Daniel and step father to Charlotte.

Richard Morgan

Richard Morgan

Trustee

Richard is a Partner, Head of Litigation and Head of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Defence, Security and Forces sector services. He has specialised in civil and commercial litigation throughout his career. His work includes shareholder disputes, warranty and contract claims, springboard relief and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Richard also provides assistance to the Export Council of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

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He was instrumental in founding the Herefordshire Security and Defence Group, of which he is a board member, and has run a resettlement programme for service leavers at the SAS, RAF and via webinars for the entirety of UK armed forces. Richard has presented on security and defence issues at events in both the UK and abroad, hosted the DSO/MOD export road show at Qinetiq, and provides mentoring to numerous military leavers establishing new businesses in the sector. These activities led to HCR receiving the MoD’s Silver Award for services to the military in 2016.

Appointed as a deputy district judge in 2001, Richard works part-time as a civil court judge at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre.

He is also an accredited mediator with ADR Group, and has lectured in contract law at the Heart of Worcestershire College’s law school, for which he was made an honorary fellow of Staffordshire University, the degree-awarding body.

Sally Pettipher

Sally Pettipher

Trustee

Sally has worked in the charity sector for 20 years and is currently senior partner of a charity consultancy, director of a sports foundation and advisor to environmental and international development agencies.

She has previously been trustee of a medical research foundation and involved in education, criminal justice and sustainability projects. She is a keen sportswoman, rowing and coxing at Ross Rowing Club. She lives near Ross-on-Wye with her husband and son and a number of pigs and sheep.

David Snow

David Snow

Trustee

David enjoyed a career in the financial services industry in London for 20 years before returning to live in Herefordshire with his wife and three children.

He has a number of business interests locally and sits on the boards of several companies.

Oliver Cooke

Oliver Cooke

Trustee

Oliver has over 30 years of financial and business development experience gained in a range of quoted and private companies including over ten years’ experience as a Public Company Director. He has considerable experience in the fields of acquisitions, disposals, fundraising, turnarounds, restructuring and strategic transformation. He is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Oliver moved to Herefordshire with his wife and three daughters in 2010 and wishes that he had made the move many years earlier!

Shelagh Wynn

Shelagh Wynn

Trustee

Shelagh moved to Herefordshire in 2011 with her husband. She is a retired doctor, whose medical career was based in London, with a clinical practice in epilepsy. She was involved in post-graduate medical training at the Royal College of Physicians, and several medical organisations that promoted research and education in her field.

She serves as a trustee of the pension fund for the National Society for Epilepsy. Shelagh is on the executive committee of Herefordshire Growing Point, and has a keen interest in horticulture. She joined The Herefordshire Community Foundation as a trustee in August 2013.

WITH OUR HELP, THE QUAKE CAFE AT THE BRASSHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE, HAS BEEN GIVING CHEF SKILLS TO YOUNG WOMEN

ABOUT US – ACCOUNTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS

These reports are directly from the Charity Commissioners. Click a report to download/view the PDF document.

THE HEREFORD ARTS AND OLDER PEOPLE PROJECT GOT PERFORMANCE FUNDING

 

CONTACT US

Herefordshire Community Foundation,
The Fred Bulmer Centre,
Wall Street, Hereford HR4 9HP
Registered Charity No. 1094935
Registered in England and Wales No. 4468139

t: 01432 272550

mail@herefordshirecf.org

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