Funding Policy Coordinator
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?
My role includes ‘due diligence’, checking the funding we award to make sure that disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire get the maximum benefit from our investment in communities. I’m also working on developing our new funding programmes, including commissioned projects, where we work with partner organisations to respond to community needs: and supporting the review of our Grants to Individuals, seeking to use our funding to help create new opportunities for disabled people to live the lives they want.
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)