1. BGF Foundation



We are looking for up to three new trustees to support our grant-making plans for youth charities in the UK.

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Who we are

The BGF Foundation is a grant-maker that focuses on organisations that are supporting young people in one of the following areas: enterprise, education, employment, mental health, and physical wellbeing. The Foundation provides organisations with flexible funding, alongside non-financial support and expertise from BGF’s team, portfolio businesses, and non-executive network.

The role

​Our purpose is to support young people throughout the UK. Launched in 2022, the BGF Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. It is supported by cornerstone funding from BGF, an investment company that provides growth capital for small and mid-sized businesses in the UK and Ireland.

We harness the financial resources, leadership and expertise of BGF, its portfolio companies and talent network – collectively one of the UK’s largest and most active entrepreneurial networks. The Foundation has ambassadors in every region who work with us to identify local charities, coordinate pro bono support and build long-term partnerships with them.

To date we have provided multi-year grants to growing charities that support young people: MyBnk, Leadership Through Sport and Business and Social Enterprise Academy. We have also supported a number of charities with smaller individual grants.

We have undergone a strategic review and our focus will now be on open funding rounds for ambitious youth charities who are ready to scale their impact. We focus on areas where our funding, skills, networks and knowledge can make the most impact. These are enterprise, education, employment, mental health and physical wellbeing.

This is a pivotal time for the Foundation, and key to our future success will be up to three new trustees that can broaden our diversity and add to the skills and perspectives of the Board to support this new strategic approach.

We are especially interested in those with expertise in the charity sector (grant-making, strategy and governance), supporting growing charities, or working with young people. Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary.

Please review the trustee application pack for more details.

Trustees will be appointed for a term of three years.

BGF is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, age, nationality or socio-economic background. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide personal information related to diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment processes and implement the necessary interventions that promote greater equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

To find out more about the role or to arrange an informal conversation please contact: Matt Little matt.little@BGFFoundation.org.uk

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter through our website: https://careers.bgf.co.uk/jobs/4312135-bgf-foundation-trustee

Supporting document(s)

  • bgf-foundation-trustee-pack.pdf - Download
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