Somerset Community Foundation Bid Farewell to Grants Panel Member
Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) have bid a fond farewell to grants panel member Jane Lock after nine years of expert advice and £3.9m of grants funding to 1,787 community groups and charities across Somerset.
Jane, who is also a trustee at SCF and a Somerset County Councillor, said:
“I’ll miss being part of the grants panel for Somerset Community Foundation, but am looking forward to concentrating on my other interests in the voluntary sector! The Foundation plays such an important role in our county and it’s been a privilege to be part of the panel for so long: the majority of the funding goes to small ‘grassroots’ organisations and community groups that improve the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in rural areas. It’s really important that these groups continue to succeed.”
Somerset Community Foundation’s CEO, Justin Sargent, thanked Jane for her significant contribution over the past nine years and presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a scroll listing each of the 1,787 groups that have been awarded grants since Jane joined the panel.