As the HCF looks after the High Sheriff’s Fund, from which donations to local charities are made, I was invited to attend the AGM, held in the Fred Bulmer Centre, Hereford. It was chaired by Frank Myers MBE.
The HCF made 197 grant donations in the year ending 31st March 2019, a total of £380,226, an increase in grants of 74 over the previous year. The highest proportion went towards improving life skills, education, employability and enterprise. The HCF enables donors to set up local giving funds and support causes of their choice at less cost and with less bureaucracy than if they were doing it individually.
Four grants have been made this year from The High Sheriff’s Fund, which have been much appreciated by the recipient charities. I am looking forward to hosting the HCF High Sheriff Awards evening at Eastnor in March.