The Community Foundation For Staffordshire has appointed two new Vice Chairs as it targets becoming one of the biggest of its type in the UK. Simon Price, CEO of cutlery firm Arthur Price and Stafford-based procurement consultant Jonathan Andrew will help steer the community grant and fund management organisation through the next few years as it expands, whilst ensuring it delivers its key objectives of helping those in need.
Jonathan is a former President of Stafford Chamber of Commerce and spent 10 years volunteering for Young Enterprise in Stafford. Before he started Baswich Business Services, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of Business Link Staffordshire.
Simon Price, is the Chief Executive of cutlery and gift firm Arthur Price. He is the fourth generation to be at the helm of the of the 115 year-old company. Patron of community fund We Love Lichfield, ex Sheriff of Lichfield, Simon has been a Foundation Trustee since 2013
Their respective roles are to support the growth of the Community Foundation For Staffordshire as it targets fund value of £20m by 2025. Simon will focus on raising awareness of the Foundation and leading its local community funds. Jonathan will lead on governance and ensuring the grants awarded make an impact.
Steve Adams, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation For Staffordshire said: “We are growing every year and expect to have funds valued at £20m by 2025 which would see us as one of the biggest of its kind in the UK. We celebrate ten years in operation in 2018 and have grown significantly in the past few years giving away over £1m per year across the county. The positions of Vice Chair have been created to ensure we not only hit the target, but mostly importantly increase the amount we can distribute to those in need and organisations that make a difference to our communities.”
Anyone who wants to find out more about The Community Foundation For Staffordshire call 01785 339540 or visit www.staffsfoundation.org.uk
The Community Foundation is a team of professional local community fund and grant managers based in Stafford. Non-profit making, they create and administer benevolent funds and grant giving schemes for philanthropists, business, central Government and local authorities who want to create a lasting local legacy giving away over £1m every year to Staffordshire voluntary organisations and charities.
Picture caption: L-R. Steve Adams, CEO of the Community Foundation; Simon Price, Jonathan Andrew, Roger Lewis, Chairperson of the Community Foundation.