The grants panel

This independent panel are a group of local volunteers who consider and make decisions on grant applications received. Together they provide a wealth of experience and bring knowledge from diverse backgrounds including education, health, youth services, charities, business and much more. The panel are a fundamental part of the grant process, providing independence and integrity to the decision-making process.

Finance & investment committee

This group meet regularly to review our investment strategy and the performance of our endowment portfolios, which are managed externally by professional investment management firms. The committee have a wealth of professional business and specialist finance experience.

Loans committee

This independent committee makes decisions on applications for loan funding from the Bucks Big Society Bank, which is administered by Heart of Bucks. The committee members bring expert business and finance knowledge to ensure fair but rigorous decision making on loan applications.



The Countess Howe
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

Vice President

Kurshida Mirza BEM
High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire


Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt KVCO
Mike Clare DL
Alan Frost JP
Elsie Frost
James Frost
Sir Stuart Hampson
Roger Jefcoate CBE DL
Peter Keen
John Leggett
Gillian Miscampbell OBE DL
Graham Peart BEM
Alex Pratt OBE JP
Mr Richard Pushman
The Hon Mrs Milly Soames DL
Alexander Shephard DL
David Sumpter
Peter Thorogood