Staff

David White, Director

Carole Swinburne, Grants Manager

Heidi Soljava-Duprat, Deputy Grants Manager

David has a background in the public and charitable sectors, including work with the Legal Services Commission, Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds TSB Foundation. He has an overview of the work of the Charity, including community grants, finances and investments; and supporting the Trustees with their strategy and decision-making. Carole mainly works on grants to help individuals and families. She has a wide knowledge and experience of the state benefit and support systems, having previously worked for the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP).  Heidi works both with the individual and community grants applications and provides administrative support to the rest of the team. She has gained in-depth knowledge of the welfare system and issues relating to poverty through her work with The Salvation Army.  They have all lived and worked locally for many years.