Grant Cornwell MBE appointed as Chief Executive of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) has announced that Grant Cornwell MBE will join as their Chief Executive from 30th April 2018.
Grant has spent 10 years as Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and he is passionate about helping to improve the lives of people within all sections of our communities.
Grant making where it’s needed most
Speaking about his new role, Grant said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Chief Executive of HIWCF and I look forward to working with the trustees of the board and staff to make a positive difference to those in need across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. This region contains areas of deprivation in the worst 10% in the country and the Foundation will continue to target grant-making towards those most in need. I look forward to working alongside Hampshire businesses, donors, and the community to increase the support we are able to give to local organisations to enable them to continue to create life changing opportunities for their participants.”
“Poised and ready for the next chapter”
Jonathan Cheshire, Chair of HIWCF Chairman: “It is tremendous that someone of Grant’s stature in the voluntary sector has taken over as Chief Executive, with the Foundation now poised and ready for the next chapter. Our endowment funds now stand at over £12.7m and we have awarded grants of over £8.8m to the smaller charities and voluntary groups that provide vital support to disadvantaged people in our area. It is an exciting time for the Foundation and I look forward to working with Grant in supporting disadvantaged communities by inspiring local giving for local needs.”
HIWCF awards grants to smaller, lesser known voluntary groups working on the frontline which often only need a few hundred pounds to make a huge difference to people’s lives. If you would like to find out more about HIWCF and our work carried out across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth, visit their website here.