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Chair and Trustee

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London Community Foundation exist to help develop strong and connected communities. They do this by inspiring individual and corporate philanthropy – as well as public sector funds – to invest in London’s grassroots charities. The Foundation has unrivalled access to small charities and community groups across London and their role is to inspire London’s wealth to support them. Having now made grants totalling £80 million since their founding in 1995, the Foundation has seen their annual grant awards grow from £60,000 to £9.5 million over this period.

Chair and Trustee



London Community Foundation now seeks to grow the size of their Trustee Board to greater reflect their role in London’s communities. This is still an exciting time of growth for the Foundation as they continue to make more grants than ever before and this year are establishing a pro-bono advisory network to strengthen their reach into the City and its leaders.

The Board of London Community Foundation seek to recruit a new Chair and Trustee to support the continued ambition of the foundation in inspiring the Capital’s generosity and investment in frontline, grassroots community organisations.

The Chair will lead a motivated and collaborative board, bringing with them strategic vision and gravitas whilst being willing to take an active role in business development and donor engagement.

The Trustee will bring senior level experience within either a grantmaking or commissioning organisation, ideally with experience in areas of need relevant to the work of London Community Foundation.

Both Chair and Trustee will be deeply invested in London, its diversity and its communities.

London Community Foundation is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

To read more about the role, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed Appointment Brief attached below.

If you wish to have an informal and confidential conversation, please email Ami Jenick or Jess Stockford at Prospectus, or call them on 0203 479 5405

Closing date: 14th October 2019

Initial interviews with Prospectus: w/c 28th October & w/c 4th November

Panel interviews with London Community Foundation: w/c 18th November


Download the appointment briefing and any other additional information below.

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