Meet the Funders – Trusts and Foundations Panel

Meet the Funders – Trusts and Foundations Panel

Trusts and foundations are a fundamental fundraising source for charities of all sizes, and we know that lots of our small charity members are focused on growing their skills in this type of fundraising. Yet it is often difficult to get feedback to help improve our applications to support future success.

We’re bringing together an expert panel to answer all of your burning questions about trust and foundation fundraising. You will be able to submit questions beforehand in the pre-conference survey, as well as having the opportunity to ask a question from the floor on the day.

Justine Massingham is Grants Manager at the Greggs Foundation

Justine joined Greggs Foundation in 2016 as the Grants Manager. Justine manages the grants programmes for the Foundation which donates £3m each year, with the aim to improve people’s lives in local communities. Through their Breakfast Club Programme, the Foundation supports 30,000 children each school day in over 470 schools. It also provides grants to hundreds of community and environmental projects each year. Justine is also a trustee of two charities, before joining the Foundation Justine spent 15 years working as a lawyer, specialising in family law and child protection.


Calum Munro is Senior Communities Programme Officer at People’s Postcode Lottery

Based in their Edinburgh headquarters, Calum is a member of the Community Programmes team, which distributes money raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery through 3 grant-making trusts – People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust and Postcode Local Trust. His role involves external development and project engagement across Great Britain. He manages PPL’s partnership grants programmes, i.e. Learning through Landscapes and Localgiving. Calum also undertakes grant assessment for a number of other trusts, foundations and statutory funds. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Scottish Development Education Centre which delivers global citizenship education based on UN Sustainable Development Goals in local schools.


David Steele Porter is Chairman of the Provincial/Walsh Trust for Bolton

David is a solicitor specialising in Tax, Commercial, Property and Charity Law. He is Chairman of the Provincial/Walsh Trust, and has been involved as a Trustee for several small charities and local clubs, including the Bolton Lads and Girls Club. He has been actively involved in charity work since his teenage years and has acted as a solicitor advising numerous charities on Charity Law over the last 35 years as well as lecturing widely on the subject. He is familiar with setting up CIOs, CICs and charities, advises on governance, funding and legal matters and has authored several books on financial management and running small businesses.


Maureen Grant is Assistant Grant Secretary for the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

Following a brief career as a school teacher in Guyana and later working as a Training and Development Officer for Bradford LEA, Maureen started work with the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust in 1999 as Development Officer for the West Yorkshire Racial Justice Programme. In addition to supporting the funding programme, she led on a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening the capacity of racially disadvantaged groups, including establishing JUST West Yorkshire, a leading racial justice and human rights organisation in West Yorkshire. From 2014, Maureen has led the Trust’s Sustainable Future programme. The overall focus of the programme is to develop and promote sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.


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