Ged Cassell

Funding Policy Coordinator

Man smiling after a community workshop.


What am I responsible for?

I am responsible for coordinating the policies and processes around the Trusts funding programmes including placed-based funding opportunities and funding for commissioned projects.


What brings me here?

My early career was in conservation, helping people to enjoy wildlife and the countryside: then, working for councils and housing associations, I supported communities by promoting engagement and participation; helping organisations to become more accountable; and helping people to have a voice and to secure the resources they needed.


What am I working on?

We want to make the process of applying for grants from Barnwood Trust as straightforward as we can. We know that the process is challenging for some people and we’re open to any suggestions for making it simpler to ask us for funding.


What do I enjoy spending time doing for my own wellbeing?

Relaxing for me means spending time with wildlife: listening to birdsong, watching butterflies and dragonflies and just walking in quiet, wild places. (He/him)