Jennifer Crompton is serving as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire for 2022/23. As the first Korean-born High Sheriff in the county, Jennifer will focus on supporting projects in Cambridgeshire that promote inclusion and community cohesion.

What is a High Sheriff?

A High Sheriff is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen at a meeting of the Privy Council, for one year. The Office of High Sheriff is over 1,000 years old and the key elements of the role are supporting those who administer law and order.

It is an apolitical role, undertaken on a voluntary basis, at no cost to the public purse and so is well suited to lending support and encouragement to charities, community groups and voluntary services. High Sheriffs take on a personal responsibility for fundraising for charity throughout their year in office.

The High Sheriff’s Fund was established in Cambridgeshire over 20 years ago to support this charitable work.

What is the High Sheriff’s Fund?

The High Sheriff’s Fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to support projects in Cambridgeshire that improve inclusion and community cohesion. The application deadline is 1 February 2023. More information on applying for funding is available on the fund page.

The High Sheriff is passionate about projects which support people experiencing disadvantages or challenges. The fund aims to support organisations who work to promote inclusion, foster community cohesion or improve access to opportunities, such as education, the arts and sports. This excellently aligns with Jennifer’s previous involvement in social outreach, arts, educational and child focused charities, beginning with her work at Legal Services during her first summer break during law school.

The High Sheriff’s Fund is made possible by the fundraising that the High Sheriff undertakes during their year in office. If you would like to support Jennifer in reaching the £20,000 fundraising target, please donate on the fund’s JustGiving page.