Members of Staff
I am the Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, where I drive growth of the influence and funding of Community Foundations. I also support each of our 46 Community Foundations across the UK in their continued development.
I qualified as a lawyer and worked in corporate finance at Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch. In 2009, I joined Marie Curie Cancer Care as the Director of Fundraising and Retail, and as a member of the Executive Board. I am a passionate believer of the importance of charitable activity.
You can follow me on Twitter at @fabianfrench1.
Phone: 0207 841 4382
Email: ffrench <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Director of Programmes & Development
As the Director of Programmes & Development, I am responsible for identifying and developing sources of funding for UKCF and the Community Foundation network, as well as effectively delivering our suite of national programmes.
I develop relationships to secure new donations for projects and core funding, from major donors and corporate partnerships, as well as building and managing senior relationships with programme funders, community foundations, and other stakeholders across the delivery chain.
I worked previously for Locality, which is a nationwide movement of communities working towards change, and for the Natural History Museum, running successful consultancies for both of them.
I’m a keen gardener, devoted dog owner, and a Trustee for a local community organisiation.
You can follow me on Twitter at @vickipapworth.
Phone: 0207 841 4374
Email: vpapworth <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Senior Programmes Manager
As the Senior Programmes Manager at UK Community Foundations my role is to design, implement and deliver grant programmes on behalf of UKCF’s clients, funders, and members. I’m passionate about the grants we make and the impact grassroots funding can have in communities.
I’ve been at UKCF since 2011 and worked in various Programmes related roles.
Phone: 0207 841 4379
Email: loflynn <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Emily joined the Programmes team in April 2018.
Phone: 0207 841 4384
Email: egriffin <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Head of Communications and External Affairs
My role is to raise the collective voice and profile Community Foundations and showcase the difference they make to people’s lives up and down the country.
This includes working with journalists to secure press coverage, building relationships with stakeholders, overseeing the website and social media, and amplifying the achievements of the Community Foundation network at a national level.
Before joining UKCF I was a senior communications manager at the Big Lottery Fund, promoting the organisation’s work across England and the UK, and prior to that I worked central government press offices on policy areas including science and criminal justice.
Phone: 0207 841 4389
Email: scatmull <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Head of Membership
I am the Head of Membership at UK Community Foundations, and my role is to oversee UKCF’s relationship with our 46 Community Foundation members. This includes ensuring that we deliver and improve key parts of our membership offer, and implementing our quality accreditation programme.
I have significant experience of working in the voluntary, community and public sector in areas such as membership development, quality and community engagement. I particularly enjoy building relationships, and am passionate about engaging providers and service users in the planning and delivery of services.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking and running, and my guilty pleasures include cookery books and programmes!
Phone: 0207 841 4383
Email: djones <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Director of Finance & Operations
I joined UK Community Foundations in October 2017. My role involves managing the financial and operational activity of UK Community Foundations.
Phone: 020 7841 4380
Email: chughes <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
Head of Learning
I joined UK Community Foundations in August 2018 as Head of Learning, leading on the design and delivery of the Leadership Programme.
I am a passionate learning and organisational development professional with a focus on authentic leadership. I deliver coaching, training and facilitation to help organisations develop leaders at all levels, providing individuals with the reflective space to understand themselves better and the skills to be positive change agents. I began my career as a secondary school English teacher and have built on this background with experience in coaching, generative listening, co-creation, and senior management in the third and public sectors.
Roles with the British Red Cross and the University of Nottingham and freelance work with the National Trust have given me experience in leadership programme development, learning design and group facilitation, as well as change management, strategy development and transformational coaching.
In my role at UKCF I support the delivery of a portfolio of national grant programmes delivered through the national network of Community Foundations.
I’m particularly interested in how impact evaluation can be used effectively to influence best practice and learning, while working on streamlining and creating effective grants processes and systems.
Before joining UK Community Foundations I was Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for the educational charity, SHINE Trust. My educational background is based in the arts and I completed my Art History MA from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2012.
In my spare time I enjoy singing and playing guitar and at any one time have numerous incomplete creative projects on the go!
Phone: 0207 841 4376
gclayton <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
I joined UK Community Foundations in September 2018. I’m part of the Communications team and will be helping raise the profile of the amazing work of the Community Foundation network.
Most of my working life has been spent in the charity sector. My last role was in the Marketing team at the Directory of Social Change. Prior to that, I worked as a Project Officer at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Phone: 0207 841 4381
Email: duwilliams <at> ukcommunityfoundations <dot> org
I joined UKCF as an intern and September 2018, and became part of the Programmes team in January 2019. My role involves supporting the delivery of national Programmes through our network of Community Foundations.
Whilst at university I volunteered in several schools. I am a keen football fan, and also enjoy reading and baking in my spare time.
Telephone: 020 7841 4388
I joined UK Community Foundations in January 2019 as a Programmes Officer. My role is to mainly support the Programmes team in grant management and administrative tasks, specifically to our Home Office-funded programme, Building a Stronger Britain Together. I am particularly interested in strengthening community-based organisations and empowering grassroot charities which I am able to do through our network of Community Foundations.
Before joining UKCF, I was an Academy Fellow at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa and I have previous experience in the NGO and charity sector, both in Kenya and the UK.
In my free time I enjoy reading, Zumba, cooking and travelling.
Telephone: 020 7841 4378
Email. ikoigi <at>ukcommunityfoundations<dot>org