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.


President

The Hon. Dame E Susan Cunliffe Lister DCVO

President

The Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire is the President of Two Ridings Community Foundation.

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Board of Trustees

James Naylor

Chair

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

Committees: Chair of Grants Committee

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

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Andrew Wilson

Chair of Finance

Committees: Finance & General Purposes Committee and Investment Committee

Andrew is an experienced manager in the Investment world and is Finance Senior Investment Director and Head of York office Brooks Macdonald.

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Hannah Harris

Trustee

Committees: Chair of Governance Committee

Hannah is an experienced Company Secretary.

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Tracey Smith

Trustee

Committees: Donor Development

Tracey is an experienced director and founder of Evolve720.

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Harriet Reid

Trustee

Committees: Donor Development

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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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 (CIPFA).

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

Sara Haddon

Associate

Committees: Donor Development Committee

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

Tracey Smith – trustee of Two Ridings CF

Hannah Purkis – 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.

Miles Garnett – lay member. Miles was a trustee of the Richard Weare Charitable Trust. When Two Ridings CF took on the responsibility for this trust in 2011 Miles remained involved as a member of our grants committee. Miles is a retired Major in the Green Howards and lives in North Yorkshire

 


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

 


Hungate Community Fund

The Hungate Community Fund was set up by Two Ridings CF in partnership with Lend Lease in 2016. Lend Lease established the fund in association with their Hungate residential development in central York to give something back to the city will be a very rewarding experience. The Fund distributes up to £25,000 per annum and is directed at small to medium sized charities and community groups in York who need it most. The panel meets twice per annum.

Members:

Member of our grants committee

Lend Lease Community Liaison Manager

York residents who are active volunteers and trustees.

 


Allerton Park Landscape and Cultural Heritage Fund

The Allerton Park Landscape and Cultural Heritage Fund was set up by Two Ridings CF in 2016 and is designed to assist with projects which enhance the landscape, cultural heritage and biodiversity of the designated area of benefit around the Allerton Waste Recovery Park and also projects which mitigate the visual effects of the site within that same area. The fund is a five year fund and is funded by North Yorkshire County Council as part of the Section 106 contributions associated with the Allerton Waste Recovery Park.

The Allerton panel meets twice per annum to consider applications to the large grants scheme (for awards between £10,000 and £50,000). The membership comprises two representatives from North Yorkshire County Council, one from Harrogate Borough Council, three community members with strong local knowledge, involvement in the local community and an interest in the natural environment and/ or local cultural heritage and three technical experts.

Members:

Community members – local residents, some of whom are also parish councillors in the area

Technical representatives  – for example from Natural England

District and County councillors

 


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

 


Vacancies

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