Governance

Aims & Objectives

The prime objective of TVCF is to improve the quality of life of the people of the Tees Valley and our fundamental reason for being is to gather and distribute resources given to us by local donors for the benefit of the people. 

Our Mission

We are at the heart of local giving in the Tees Valley and we’re passionate about empowering local communities to address disadvantage and exclusion.

We help local charities and community groups by distributing grants and investing in their long-term sustainability, and we help local people achieve their potential in their chosen field. 

How we Make it Happen:

Our prime objective is to improve the quality of life of the people of the Tees Valley. We make this happen using a three tier approach:

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1

We harness the charitable aims of local business and individuals providing access to advice, support and money, including:

  • TFM Cash for Kids
  • Billingham Legacy Foundation
  • Tees Valley Sport Future Champions
  • University of Teesside

2

We give targeted support to carefully selected community organisations that deliver social return on investment aligned to our own objectives. These have included:

  • Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre
  • Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation ‘Kickz’ programme

3

We created a new way to provide support fit for the 21st century - our “Intelligent Investment” initiative gives support to emerging social enterprises and charities to become financially sustainable through a bespoke package of help which can include training, professional guidance, start up investment and access to soft loans. We see this as a key part of our future development in the coming years.

Principally this objective is met by the management of endowment funds. The income generated by these funds is spent across the Tees Valley according to the wishes of the original benefactors. Further income is raised from the management fee we levy on funds we administer on behalf of other funders.

We spend our money in 4 ways:

1

In the grants we distribute to local groups and individuals. This is a mixture of small grants (up to £1,000) from funds under our control and ‘flow-through’ funding where we administer the funding process on behalf of other funders.

2

In the funding we provide to long-term partners who share our aims and objectives, these may be organisations we support to deliver benefits to the local community; or organisations better placed to distribute grants in specialist areas of support.

3

Investing in the growth, development and financial sustainability of local community groups and enterprises

4

Operating our own organisation - Our operation is under the overall control of a Board of Trustees and delivered operationally by our staff team, with the support of a group of advisors and consultants.

The TVCF Trustees & Support Team

Hugh McGouran

Chief Executive

Hugh McGouran

Chief Executive

Hayley Wilson

Social Impact

Hayley Wilson

Social Impact

Jonelle Bain

Donor Services

Jonelle Bain

Donor Services

Tanya Gray

Intelligent Investment Advisor

Tanya Gray

Intelligent Investment Advisor

Peter Rowley OBE

Company Secretary

Former Trustee to 2017

Peter Rowley OBE

Company Secretary

Former Trustee to 2017

Angela Walton

Marketing & Communications

Angela Walton

Marketing & Communications

Technical & Policies

The Board of Trustees takes overall responsibility for the work of the Foundation, meeting quarterly to set future strategic development and ensure compliance in all our operations.