Helen has almost a decade’s experience of coordinating and managing funding programmes. As a grants manager for Community Foundation Wales, Helen worked on a range of investments from education and hardship grants for individuals, to multi-year large grants awarded to organisations from Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund programmes. More recently, as Third Sector Development Officer, her experience has been in the management of public sector grant programmes, overseeing the £2.3million Corporate Services funding for voluntary organisations for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Currently Helen is the Grants Manager for a small consultancy organisation that manages grants on behalf of the Mayor of London and Central Government. This organisation also specialises in consultancy projects which evaluate the social benefit of various different funding initiatives and programmes of support. As part of this consultancy work she is part of the project team for London’s Giving, looking to develop a framework and tools to support Place-based schemes across London measure their individual and collective impact on behalf of London Funders.
Helen has been a resident of Hammersmith and Fulham since moving to London three years ago and is a Trustee for Dr Edwards and Bishop King’s Fulham Charity. She regularly volunteers for various good causes throughout the borough through her involvement in GoodGym Hammersmith & Fulham and is a lead resident for her neighbourhood on the H&F social network NextDoor.