The team continue to work from home while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Chief Executive

Andy Beeforth OBE

Andy has led the Foundation since its inception in 1999. He works closely with the trustees to grow and develop CCF’s presence within the county. He takes lead responsibility for fund development. Andy was made an OBE in the 2011 New Years honours in recognition for his services to the voluntary sector.



Finance Director 

Andrew Benson

Andrew is responsible for the day to day management of financial activity and is the main point of contact for our Investment Managers. He prepares for the annual audit, financial statements and supports the Finance and Management and Investment Committees.


Finance Officer

Lynsey Stokes

Lynsey works closely with Andrew Benson as well being part of the Support Team and assisting in the day to day financial processing duties.

Lynsey supports the Finance Director to monitor and control the company’s finances.


Head of Development

Jacqui Currie

Managing the team that spear heads fund development and leads on a number of development plan activities.


Development Assistant 

Susan Houghton

Susan is part of the development team, and works closely with Andy Beeforth, undertaking research, managing data, providing information and practical support to staff and trustees.



Director of Programmes & Partnerships

Dr Jenny Benson

Leading and managing a team that blends several core activities of the Foundation. Jenny is responsible for developing and establishing strategic programmatic partnerships that will allow the Foundation to grow and deliver on its goal of addressing need in the community by making high quality grants.




Senior Grants & Programmes Officer

Ellen Clements

Ellen has an overall view of all funds and grants matters and has responsibility for a large number of grant programmes including the Holehird Trust and Joyce Wilkinson Trust. Ellen services the Main Grants Panel.


Grants, Programmes & Learning Officer

Gary Higgs

Gary is involved in a number of grant programmes including wind farm and community benefit funds. He is responsible for managing the Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust and the Mary Grave Trust.



Senior Grants, Programmes & Communications Officer

Annalee Holliday

Annalee is responsible for a number of grant programmes including a number of corporate funds, such as the United Utilities Legacy Fund. Annalee services the West Cumbria Grants Panel. She also has lead responsibility for all marketing and  communications.


Media & Content Officer

Rebecca Delin

Working closely with Annalee, producing content for marketing and communication purposes.



Grants Administrator

Kristine McGlothlin

Working closely with all the team, Kris provides support to all departments including grant-making, finance and support with organising fundraising activities and grant tours.



Yvette Miskimin

Yvette provides administration support to the team and also supports with organising fundraising activities and events.