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The position of Chair of the Hambledon Community Fund is vacant.

Please see below for more details.

The Hambledon Community Fund (HCF) was established in 2008 to create a permanent sustainable fund specifically for the benefit of groups, organisations and individuals in Hambledon. The Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) performs the financial and legal management of the Fund along with 80+ other funds across Surrey. It works hand-in-hand with our village grants panel, made up of representatives of village organisations and which is responsible for making decisions on grant applications.

As donations are made and the Fund’s capital grows, dividends are put back into the community as grants. The capital fund stands at a little over £200,000 and 37 grants, totalling approximately £43,000, have so far been awarded across all of the village organisations. 

Julie Llewelyn stepped down from her role as chair of the Hambledon Community Fund in April this year to become High Sheriff of Surrey 2021 – 2022, having filled the role from the inception of the Fund. The village owes her a huge debt of gratitude for her hard work managing and growing the Fund to where it stands today.

So we are looking for someone to fill the role of chair of the HCF. Working with the village grants panel, the chair has the following responsibilities:  

  • Point of contact within Hambledon for the CFS
  • Liaising with the village grants panel to reach decisions on grant applications
  • Organising and chairing an annual Fund review meeting, open to villagers
  • Organising PR, fund awareness and fund raising via the village and the CFS websites, Parish Magazine articles and appropriate village events such as the Hambledon Festival

The chair will hold office for three years and be eligible for reappointment for one subsequent three-year term.  

If you are interested and would like to know more about the role please email Mary Burrows (maryburrows95@gmail.com) or Jane Woolley (j,woolley881@btinternet.com) by the end of September. 

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