Damilola

Head of Programmes

DBamidele@ukcommunityfoundations.org

What I do

I am responsible for project managing a portfolio of national grant programmes, delivered through our network of community foundations, to achieve social impact across the UK. I am also responsible for the delivery, impact measurement and reporting of programmes, working closely with members and funders.

About me

I began my career delivering education-focused programmes but moved on to grant-giving (still around education/young people), specifically in the private, philanthropic, international and public sector. I have managed both large and small-scale grants programmes, supporting them throughout the life of their grant and evaluation. I have recently completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investments at Cass Business School.

Outside of work…

I am a school governor and the PCC Secretary at my local church. I founded a book club and can either be found reading one of our monthly books, baking or re-discovering my corner of London.