Our People

HIWCF is an independent charitable foundation, run by the Chief Executive Officer and overseen by a dedicated board of trustees. Our trustees donate their time and expertise to ensure that the Foundation continues to meet its key objective of helping people in need across communities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Our President

The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in the County, presides over the Foundation.

Our Trustees

Our Trustees have a wide range of experience from the corporate and charitable sectors and represent every district of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth. They understand the diverse challenges and needs facing the region and work extremely hard to enable communities to thrive.

Our Staff

We are a small team, with plenty of experience in building funds and facilitating grant programmes on behalf of our donors to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Founder Patrons

  • British American Tobacco
  • Hampshire County Council
  • The Bulldog Trust
  • The Ellis Campbell Charitable Foundation
  • The Blagrave Trust


  • Dame Mary Fagan DCVO JP
  • Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL
  • The Rt Hon Earl of Portsmouth DL