The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead is looking for new members to join its panel board

The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead is looking for new members to join its panel board

The Community Fund for Reigate and Banstead is looking for new members to join its panel board

 

The community fund for reigate and banstead is looking for new members to join its panel board

 

The Reigate and Banstead Community Fund (RBCF) is our local area philanthropic fund charged with providing financial support to local charities and good causes addressing areas of need and deprivation in the Borough of Reigate and Banstead. It has been in existence for two and a half years and has so far granted over £60,000 to local charities. More information can be found at:

RBCF is currently looking for new members to bolster its Panel Board. Whilst the role is similar to that of a Charity Trustee, the position does not involve the statutory responsibilities of being a Trustee. It is an unpaid, voluntary, position.

The CFRB Panel Board is responsible for:

  1. Raising philanthropic donations to the Fund from local high net-worth individuals, businesses, and members of the public
  2. Deciding which local charitable organisations / projects to distribute grants to
  • Managing the strategic development and growth of the Fund

RBCF is an umbrella ‘area fund’ under the Community Foundation for Surrey.  It maintains and builds two pots of money

  1. Grants Fund – for immediate grant giving
  2. Endowment Fund – An investment fund for future generations (currently standing at around £140,000) with investment income paid out as grants.

Ideal candidates will have some or all of the following qualities:

  1. A passion to improve the lives of local people, especially those experiencing disadvantage
  2. An understanding and/or experience of the voluntary sector
  • Knowledge / experience of fundraising / philanthropic giving
  1. Professional skills such as IT, Marketing, Fundraising, Events Organisation, and Business Networking
  2. Strategic vision for the short, medium, and long term future
  3. Ability to network in the local community
  • Ability to operate as part of a close team

Panel Board members are expected to attend Grants Panel meetings which are held at least quarterly and currently conducted by Zoom, each lasting 1 hour, as well as other ad hoc and specific strategic and operational meetings. These can be arranged flexibly to accommodate Panel Board members in full-time employment.

Panel members are also expected to use their own initiative, take on some personal responsibilities, and deliver these in their own time.

For more information about the application process please contact

Gareth Owen

CFRB Panel Chair

before 28 February

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