Senior Manager, Charity Advisory and Grantmaking


Steph leads CAF's strategic consultancy and grantmaking: managing a cross-functional team to deliver grants on behalf of a wide range of clients and to inform key decisions of boards and executive teams working to deliver social impact. This includes providing advice, products and services to government departments, companies, charitable foundations, social investors, grantmaking trusts and charities.

Steph has a varied background in charity senior leadership covering grantmaking, strategy, operational and programme management roles. She is experienced in business development, impact measurement and external affairs, and holds postgraduate qualifications in Information Advice and Guidance, Leadership, and Business.

She is Chair of a youth mental health charity, sits on the independent grants committee for Children in Need and founded the local branch of a youth-led education charity.

Areas of specialism 

  • Charity resilience
  • Income diversification
  • Strategic planning 
  • Governance
  • Grantmaking
  • Philanthropic advice
  • Beneficiary voice
  • Fundraising

Steph's speaker experience 

Steph has extensive experience as a keynote speaker, seminars leader and dynamic panel member. Her engagements include:

  • Fundraising Live 2017: Putting online fundraising at the heart of your strategy 2017
  • Arthur J Gallagher Charity Resilience Event: The Social Landscape
  • UK Giving 2017 launch, speakig on The implications for charities
  • Youth Employment Convention (sector-wide convention); chaired youth debate + keynote speech
  • ERSA Conference panel discussion with charity chief executives 
  • Westminster Forums; spoken on innovative service models/learning
  • Capita Education Conference; speech on learning from innovation work 
  • CESI (now Learning and Work Institute)
  • Institute for Government
  • Centre for Social Justice
  • City Hall - Partnership for Young London

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