The Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Fenning to the newly created position of Grants Ambassador. Stephen will begin his new role on September 11 2019.
Stephen will help to ensure delivery of the Trust’s exciting five-year strategic plan. Stephen has excellent connections in Kent and is very much a man with his ear to the ground. For the last couple of years, he has been working to deliver one of Colyer-Fergusson’s flagship grant projects delivering Fixers’ campaigns across the county. Stephen worked for Fixers for over 5 years as the Young Person’s Coordinator in East London and Kent, helping 16-25-year-olds to use a team of creative experts to get an important social message into the public domain, assisting youngsters to use issues from their past to help ‘fix’ the future for others.
Stephen will be the Colyer-Fergusson’s key presence in Kent, connecting with a wide range of voluntary sector organisations that support those who are experiencing poverty and disadvantage. Stephen is well-known for his networking skills and he will ensure that information about the Trust’s funding programmes is widely disseminated, spreading the word about the Trust’s objectives to ensure grant funds reach the most marginalised communities.
“I am very excited by my new appointment and looking forward to supporting the CFCT five-year strategic plan to engage with non-profit organisations across Kent; supporting those experiencing disadvantage and hardship, especially those from hard to reach communities”
Stephen will work closely with the Colyer-Fergusson Executive Director of Programmes supporting the grants assessment and monitoring processes, visiting organisations to obtain information about applications and ongoing projects that have received a Trust grant. He will also represent the Trust at key events in the county.
Jacqueline Rae, Chief Executive CFCT:
“We are delighted to welcome Stephen on board. He is an engaging and approachable individual who is perfect for this role. Stephen brings a wealth of voluntary sector experience and his energy, vitality and local connections across Kent are invaluable. Most importantly, Stephen is committed to our vision and values and he has a genuine love for the county”.