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