The YFF is run by a steering committee which is made up of employees and trustees from Yorkshire-based charitable trusts and foundations. The principle activities are facilitating and organising networking and learning events in the Yorkshire region. The YFF also works to ensure that the region has a strong relationship with key national sector bodies and local infrastructure organisations which provide advice and support to charities, voluntary and community groups.

The YFF was formed in July 2019. Prior to this, the Yorkshire Grant Makers Forum (set up in 1993) and the Yorkshire & Humber Funders Forum (established in the mid-2000s) existed for the same purposes as the YFF but as two separate entities. Following consultation with local funders, it was agreed that integrating the two Forums to become one would be beneficial for the region. All the members of the YFF steering committee were formerly on the committees of the Yorkshire Grant Makers Forum or Yorkshire & Humber Funders Forum.

Meet The Team

Tim Cutts Executive Secretary
Allen Lane Foundation & Conference Chair,
Yorkshire Funders Forum

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Jan Garrill Chief Executive
Two Ridings Community Foundation & Roundtable Chair,
Yorkshire Funders Forum

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Carla Marshall Trust Manager
Sir George Martin Trust & Co-ordinator,
Yorkshire Funders Forum

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Stephen Robinson Contracts Manager
Nova Wakefield
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John Ward Chairman
Charles & Elsie Sykes Charitable Trust
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Kaye Wilson Trustee
Wharfedale Foundation & Funding Advice Support Worker at Voluntary Action Leeds
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