Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation want to say a massive THANK YOU during volunteers week to all of our phenomenal volunteers who have been a magnificent support throughout COVID and beyond !
Our Grants review Group; Margaret Miles, David Lindley, Dave Andrews, Shiela Brucciani, Surinder Sharma, Richard Cole, Monica Winfield, Sarah Forsyth, Sarah Furness, Kathy Robinson, Jo Elks.
Data Champion; Darren Cotton
Quality Assurance, Website and Grant Administration support; Francesca Picciano Moss
Grant Assessment Support; Nick Perks
Some quotes and feedback from our amazing volunteers
“It has been great to work as a volunteer with the team of staff at Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.
Your constant enthusiasm, professionalism and good humour throughout the extraordinary year have been impressive. You quickly adapted to the challenges of working from home, whilst distributing a greatly increased number of grants, often to new organisations. You speedily set up the team of interim reviewers and supported us extremely well.”
“I have found conducting the interim reviews both stimulating and fulfilling, and it has really impressed me the way the Foundation so swiftly became involved to help ameliorate the worst impact of the Pandemic for so many struggling charities and small organisations. On top of this, you were still able to support us – the members of the voluntary team – with such positivity and efficiency (not to mention cheerfulness and humour!)
To be honest, I also found the experience incredibly useful in supplementing my role as Deputy Lieutenant as I have come to learn about so many amazing organisations and the excellent work they are carrying out across the City and County. I have met (on the phone or by Zoom of course) so many dedicated and friendly people and almost unanimously they have commented on their gratitude for the support afforded by the Foundation and the swift and efficient way these “survival grants” have been distributed and monitored.”