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whO WE ARE

We are committed to building funds and distributing grants to support community projects delivered by local voluntary and community groups across Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

We have built an £11m endowment fund for the long term benefit of our communities, and we have distributed £7m in grants to support over 2,000 community projects across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Our grant-making programmes support community projects for all ages; those with disabilities; families in crisis; the homeless; those in poor health; people looking to get back into work; those seeking protection; looking to get healthier through sport, drama and singing; people who want to learn about the arts and local culture; those that are isolated or lonely; and local people struggling to cope with their lives.

We award grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups who offer the support, services and activities that can really make a difference to local people's lives. We are proud to have reached out to nearly 500,000 people living in our local communities.

 

 

 

REASONS WHY WE HELP

Hampshire is a wonderful place to live and work with a quality of life second to none. Yet there are areas of real deprivation in Hampshire & Isle of Wight, where people are living extremely difficult lives. These people in our communities, close to home, need our help. 

In September 2014, Charity Commission statistics highlighted that:

  • 75% (123,000) of registered charities had income of less than £100,000 and received only 3.4% of the total income given to charities
  • 1,990 registered charities with income of £5m+ received 69.8% of the total given to charities
  • Many of our local voluntary and community groups are volunteer-led with no experienced fundraisers and need our support

Our Values

  • Confidentiality and professionalism in our fund management
  • Integrity and independence in our grant-making
  • Valuing and protecting the vulnerable people in our community
  • Consistency and clarity in our communications
  • Delivery that is open and honest to all our stakeholders

 

 

OUR PEOPLE 

President 

Nigel Atkinson Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire

Ambassadors 

The Lord Chidgey

The Rt Hon Earl of Portsmouth DL

Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL

Dickie Davies

Elizabeth Davies, Blake Morgan 

 

CHIEF Executive & Trustees

Jakes Ferguson 

Jakes Ferguson

CEO

 Jonathan Cheshire

Jonathan Cheshire OBE

Chairman

 Georgina Grace 

Georgina Grace

Company Secretary & Financial Controller

 Richard Prest

Richard Prest

Trustee

 Virginia Lovell

 

 Virginia Lovell JP DL

 Trustee

 

Richard Hibbert

Richard Hibbert CBE 

Trustee

 Rebecca Kennelly

 Rebecca Kennelly

 Trustee

 Jonathon Mosley

 Jonathan Moseley

 Trustee

Adrian Rutter 

 Adrian Rutter

 Trustee

 Michael Woodal

 Michael Woodhall

 Trustee

 Jim Kennedy Image

 

Jim Kennedy

 Trustee

 Hugh Mason

 Hugh Mason

 Trustee

Jane Sandars 

 Jane Sandars

 Trustee

 Jo Ash

 

 Jo Ash

 Trustee

 Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost

 Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost

 Trustee