David has a background in the public and charitable sectors, including work for London Boroughs Grants, 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. He has been instrumental in pushing forward the oneRichmond initiative. Past voluntary work includes the Prince’s Trust; acting as guide-interpreter for deaf-blind people for the Royal Association for Deaf People; and Panel Member for Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Team.
Having previously worked for the Department for Works and Pensions (DWP), Carole has a wide knowledge and experience of the state benefit and support systems. This underpins her role as Individual Grants Manager where she is in daily contact with individuals, families and support agencies in the area we serve. Carole also oversees many of the functions to facilitate the smooth running of the office. She has lived in Twickenham and the surrounding area since childhood.
Jan has extensive experience of working as a manager in the charity sector in programme development, fundraising and grant making. She has also been a teacher and worked in schools in Richmond and Hounslow. Jan manages the Community Grants Programme with David and also works on the oneRichmond initiative. She has lived in Hampton Hill for the last 10 years and before that lived in Twickenham. Jan enjoys walking her dog Max in Bushy Park and spending time with family and friends by the coast.
Sheila has a background in training and IT, most recently as an IT Lecturer at a local college and previously as IT Training and Support Manager for a number of technology companies in the UK and for the Govt of Western Australia Community Services Department. She supports the work of individual grants; works on projects and initiatives to develop the work of the Charity and provides administrative support to the Team. Past voluntary work includes Sea Scout Leader and church Children’s Group Leader.