Ben Handford & Norfolk Future Fund
Judges’ Special Award
Business owner Ben Handford is founding member of a Norfolk giving collective that is creating a pipeline of younger business-minded donors for the county, helping to make a positive difference to the community in which they live and work.
There are 45 members of the Norfolk Future Fund thanks to Ben’s enthusiasm and the ambassadorial role he has taken in driving this initiative. Between them, they have given £79,000 to scores of local grassroots organisations since 2014.
The Norfolk Future Fund is the brainchild of Norfolk Community Foundation’s Graham Tuttle who is passionate about engaging a new generation of donors. “I believe we have established a window of influence. Thanks to people like Ben, we are shaping people’s philanthropy as they go along – starting them on a journey and encouraging a more thriving culture of giving which we hope will inspire them to become the big philanthropists of the future.”