CFFC Welcome New Trustees, Preet Sandhu and Nigel Cliffe
The Community Foundation for Calderdale are pleased to welcome Nigel Cliffe and Preet Sandhu as Trustees on the Board overseeing over £1 million worth of grants each year being given out to not-for-profit organisations in Calderdale.
Nigel Cliffe explained, “It has been a privilege to support the CFFC Development Committee for a number of years and now to become a Trustee. The Foundation is a wonderful organization that is able to contribute so much to the local community of Calderdale. I hope in some small way to help to continue to make a difference. As a local Businessman I bring commercial acumen and act as Devil’s Advocate challenging the team to be the best they can be.”
Preet Sandhu added, “As the CEO of The Next Step Trust, I have experienced first-hand the impact the CFFC can have on local charities and more specifically the disabled residents of Calderdale. CFFC’s commitment to enabling charities and not for profit organisations like the NST to support the most vulnerable in our communities and supporting their progress has been inspiring.
“As a Trustee of the Foundation, I will be privileged to further enhance their work by influencing the strategic direction and grant making and offering insight from the perspective of the voluntary sector; people with learning disabilities; minority communities.
“It is both an exciting and challenging time for us all and I am excited to be a part of CFFC’s journey through it.
Steve Duncan, CEO of the Community Foundation added, “We have strengthened our Committees and Board by attracting both people who are new to our work and people who have an established working relationship with us from different backgrounds with different skills sets. Having given out nearly £2 million worth of grants in 2021, we are looking forward to Nigel and Preet contributing to our future success.”