High Sheriff of Worcestershire Fund
The High Sheriff of Worcestershire’s Charitable Fund aims to encourage donations which will be distributed to a number of selected charities via the Worcestershire Community Foundation (WCF). The fund will be managed by WCF and invested alongside a number of other funds in a portfolio of investments managed by St James Place in Cirencester, thereby maximising the income potential to support more grant giving long term.
This year, Cassian Roberts is delighted to be partnering with WCF to manage the High Sheriff Charitable Fund and focus on supporting a range of small local charities throughout his appointment. WCF can provide the expertise and due diligence to host and support the High Sheriff Fund in an effective and professional way. Throughout the year, all money raised by the High Sheriff Fund charitable events will be held by WCF for distribution to specific groups and individuals as chosen by the High Sheriff.
In the past, the High Sheriff’s Fund has been part of the WCF Endowment, with the High Sheriffs concentrating on building the endowment rather than actively making awards to individuals in the county. The new High Sheriff & WCF’s vision is to build a fund that will allow grants to be made in perpetuity so future generations across the County will benefit from a growing fund, at the same time as making selected donations during the year of office. In this way, the impact of the Fund will be felt both immediately and longer term.
WCF will also be able to claim gift aid on all relevant donations, increasing the value of the Fund by 25%.Throughout his appointment, Cassian will be working to set up a future sustainable model to support the longer term building of the WCF fund for High Sheriffs in the future.