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Heart of Bucks are recruiting for volunteer Trustees and Independent Grants Panel Members!

Find out more about each role below then complete this form to express an interest in the role of Trustee or Independent Grants Panel Member or both!

Trustee Board Member

In broad terms the duties of our Trustees are; leadership, governance, knowledge, understanding and promotion. You should be a person of integrity with a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to trustee duties, strategic vision, creative thinking and understanding and acceptance of the legal responsibilities of the role.

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Independent Grants Panel Member 

This role will act collectively with the Chair of the Grants Committee and other Panel Members, to ensure funding applications are scrutinised and decisions made fairly, ensuring all awards have the potential to achieve the aims and objectives of the relevant fund.

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Find out more in our Grants panel Recruitment Pack


Jay Blades, TV Personality and former Heart of Bucks Grants Panel Member says:

“I’m proud to have served as a volunteer grants panel member for Heart of Bucks Community Foundation. It’s a really rewarding role, to make sure that charities right at the heart of their communities get the funding they need.

Community Foundations like Heart of Bucks focus on supporting grassroots projects and groups that may not always have easy access to other funding sources. The grants they give help charities to address some of the most challenging social issues in our communities. By volunteering on the grants panel  you could be part of a diverse group of local people using their experience and skills to allocate funding in the most effective way.    If you have some time to give, I’d really encourage you to get involved and give it a go.”

The time commitment for both roles can vary, but typically we expect a commitment of around 4 hours per month, on average, for both roles.


Please complete this form to express an interest in a voluntary position at Heart of Bucks, either as a Trustee or Independent Grants Panel Member.  You will be given the option to choose one, or both, roles to express an interest in.