About Us
Our Charity 

Our charity has spent almost 100 years working with people to improve wellbeing, increase resilience, and tackle disadvantage in rural communities across Leicestershire, Rutland and the surrounding areas.

 

We understand how simple actions like offering a cup of coffee, starting a conversation, supporting local voluntary action, and maintaining accessible community spaces can play in increasing wellbeing, resilience, and overall quality of life in rural communities. This is why we place these simple actions at the heart of our work to CARE for people and organisations facing issues such as loneliness, isolation, poor mental wellbeing, suicide, unemployment and the decline of valuable rural facilities and services.

 

You can find out more by reading our strategy 'Rural Matters', our Annual Review or the latest copy of our quarterly 'Impact' magazine.

Our work is managed and delivered by a team based in Hinckley but working flexibly across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and the surrounding areas.

 

Our team is led by two Executive Directors.

Sam Howlett
Sam Howlett
Kevin Butcher

Kevin Butcher

The rest of our team includes:

Charlotte

Emma

Jhanvi

Joanne

John

Kate

Ken

Mike

Sarah

Tori

Tracey

Vikki

We are governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from across the community, public, and private sectors including individuals elected by our membership, co-opted by existing trustees, and representatives from local authorities.

Jennifer, Lady Gretton
Jennifer, Lady Gretton

President

Martin Traynor

Martin Traynor

Chair of Trustees

OUR OTHER TRUSTEES ARE:

Dale Mortimer (Vice Chair)
Phil Durban (Vice Chair)
John Flower (Treasurer)
Pat Crane
Janie Martin
Hilary Fryer
Edward Baines

 

Our membership is made up of people and organisations from communities across rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.

 

Our members play a vital role in supporting and shaping our work, electing trustees to our Board and ensuring that we effectively represent the needs and priorities of the rural communities we serve.

 

Membership of the RCC is available to any individual or organisation living or based within Leicestershire or Rutland.