About Us

Two Ridings CF team comprises our President, the Board of Trustees, our office based staff and a team of volunteers from across the region.


Board of Trustees

James Naylor

Chair of Trustees

James is an experienced CEO of Leisure & Restaurant businesses, Non-Executive Director & was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 2011-12.

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Alison Pearson

Vice Chair of Trustees, Chair of Grants Committee

Committees: Grants Committee

Alison is an experienced Operations Director and Non-Exec Director.

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Andrew Wilson

Chair of Finance and Investment Committees

Committees: Finance & General Purposes Committee and Investment Committee

Andrew is an experienced manager in the Investment world, and Executive Director at Quilter Cheviot Ltd.

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Hannah Harris

Chair of Governance Committee

Committees: Governance Committee

Hannah is an experienced Company Secretary.

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Harriet Reid

Trustee

Harriet is a Partner at Silk Family Law.

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Paul Downey

Trustee

Committees: Finance & GP Committee

Paul is former Chief Executive DEFLOG VQ Trust, based in Beverley.

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John Furness

Trustee

Committees: Finance & GP Committee

John is a former High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, farmer, sportsman and racing enthusiast.

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Venetia Wrigley DL

Trustee

Venetia runs the Ganton Estate and volunteers for the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners’ Trust, Opera North, Elizabeth Finn Care, St Nicholas’s Church, Ganton and the Middleton Hunt.

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Anthony Collinson

Trustee

Committees: Finance & General Purposes

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Oliver Quarmby

Trustee

Committees: Grants Committee

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Two Ridings Community Foundation Staff Team

Two Ridings CF has a team of dedicated and talented staff who all share the same vision and values of supporting grassroots charities in North & East Yorkshire. They work well together and have forged a number of great partnerships with other charities and public sector organisations.

Jan Garrill

Chief Executive

Jan has been Chief Executive of Two Ridings Community Foundation since September 2014.

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Stephanie Dunnill

Finance Manager

Committees: Finance & GP Committee

Stephanie is a very experienced finance manager and qualified accountant (CIMA).

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Jackie McCafferty

Grants Programme Manager

Committees: Grants Committee

Jackie is a highly proficient grants manager with 12+ years’ experience at Two Ridings CF of managing programmes, working with donors and all aspects of the grant making process.

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Roxanne Wood

Grants Programme Officer

Committees: Grants Committee

Roxanne joined Two Ridings CF in September 2016 from The Rank Foundation in Hull. She manages a number of grants programmes as well as leading on Open Data & 360Giving

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Frances Bryan

Finance & Operations Officer

Fran joined Two Ridings CF in February 2017 and looks after day to day financial and governance matters as well as our newsletter.

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Stephanie Sumner

Development Officer

Committees: Donor Development Committee

Stephanie came from Denver Community Foundation and started volunteering with us in January 2017 when she worked closely with the team on compiling all the evidence for our QA submission. She is now our Development officer.

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Emma North

Grants Administrative Assistant

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Katherine Odom

Grants Programme Officer

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Harriet Johnson

Partnerships Manager - HEY Confident Futures

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Isabelle Clough

Philanthropy Associate

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TRCF associates – these are experts in particular areas of Two Ridings CF work who provide pro-bono support

Sara Haddon

Associate

Sara was a Managing Director in HSBC Private Bank where she advised a number of executives on their overall finances and was instrumental in the decisions they made about their philanthropic giving.

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Chris Leech MBE

Associate

Chris is a Senior Manager at the Rail Safety & Standards Board, London. Chris created the Rail Industry’s first community engagement programme post privatisation. Since then he has gone on to create a portfolio of global award -winning CSR strategies

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Two Ridings CF Volunteer Assessors

Our project assessors are highly skilled and valuable volunteers, each of whom have unique experience in the charity sector as well as knowing the needs in our region. Each application we receive is assessed by one of our assessors to ensure that every group we fund understands and meets local need. Without the efforts of our project assessors, we wouldn’t be able to fund over 300 projects a year with full confidence that each project is not only effective and sustainable, but also making a real difference to people’s lives.

Grant making Panels

The Trustees’ aim is for the Foundation’s grant making processes to be transparent and to address the interests of applicants and the wishes of donors and funding partners. All eligible external grant applications go through a process of allocation to fund, assessment, review by a panel, ratification and monitoring.

The responsibility for approving a grant rests ultimately with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. However, they delegate authority to one or more grants panels which may be its own Grants Committee or an external panel of local representatives as agreed with a funder.

The following are some examples of our grant making panels and the type of people who are members.


Two Ridings CF Grants Committee

This committee meets quarterly and reviews applications from a variety of funds, including from our grassroots endowment, A Life Less Lonely and #iwill. The Grants Committee also has delegated authority to review our grant making policy and practice. It oversaw a full review of our grants policy in 2017.

Members:

Ali Pearson – Chair and trustee of Two Ridings CF

Hannah Harris – trustee of Two Ridings CF

Christine Bainton – lay member. Christine has considerable experience of the Voluntary and Community Sector in York and North Yorkshire. She has been a member of the Standards Committee of City of York Council for over 10 years and was a former trustee of Two Ridings and a grants assessor. She also chairs our Hungate Panel.

 


THE LOCAL FUND for the Harrogate District

This fund was established in 2018 largely due to the transfer of a charitable trust to Two Ridings CF and the support of Harrogate Borough Council. It meets once per annum and distributes in the order of £40,000 pa.

Members:

Former trustee of the Harry Bolland Trust

Businesspeople in the Harrogate District

Friends of THE LOCAL FUND.

Councillors with Harrogate Borough Council

 




If you are interested in joining one of our panels please contact Jackie McCafferty.

 


Vacancies

 

Trustee

Salary: voluntary role

Job type: board member

We are seeking dynamic and motivated individuals who are sympathetic to the aims and purpose of Two Ridings CF. We expect Trustees to play an active role on the Board by giving strategic direction and contributing to the successful and effective governance of Two Ridings CF. In terms of our board composition we are specifically looking to add to our board with individuals who have a background in law and finance and who have strong links to our region, especially Hull and Richmondshire/Craven districts. Most of all, however, we are looking for committed, enthusiastic trustees who share our passion for grassroots groups improving lives in North & East Yorkshire.

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