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
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.
Former trustee of the Harry Bolland Trust
Businesspeople in the Harrogate District
Friends of THE LOCAL FUND.
Councillors with Harrogate Borough Council
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.Download job spec