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Liz Hayes

Liz Hayes

Fund Manager

After two years as Assistant Manager at the Connect Fund, Liz became the Fund Manager in June 2020. As Connect Fund Manager she manages a portfolio of grants to strengthen and diversify the social investment market. Click here to read more below.

Alex Padilha

Alex Padilha

Programme & Communications Officer

Alex joined the Connect Fund in April 2018 as the Programme Officer, where she provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. Alex is the first point of contact to the Fund. Click here to read more below.

More about Alex

Alex joined the Connect Fund in April 2018 as the Programme Officer, where she provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. Alex graduated in Business Management and has 10 years experience in the Charity sector, where she supported small to large charities in their fundraising efforts, in organisations such as Sue Ryder, FareShare and The Royal British Legion. Alex started her career in the Charity sector developing a business feasibility study for a social enterprise, and further developed her career in Fundraising, supporting Philanthropy teams with product development and further specialising in Trust Fundraising. She was also a trustee for Carers Lewisham for over 2 years, in which she had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the funding challenges faced by small voluntary organisations.

Alex says: “I feel privileged to work for a respected foundation such as The Barrow Cadbury Trust. I am particularly excited to be part of the Connect Fund, as it is a much needed programme to strengthen the social investment market and make more organisations aware of this source of funding. I am looking forward to work with and learn more about our grantees and their fantastic and inspirational projects”.

More about Liz

After two years as Assistant Manager at the Connect Fund, Liz became the Fund Manager in June 2020. Liz has a background in grants management having delivered programmes for local government, charitable foundations, including the Waterloo Foundation and the Community Foundation in Wales, and national charities. She has experience of working closely with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, including infrastructure agencies and community anchor groups, supporting them to thrive and enabling them to become sustainable community resources.

Liz says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for the Barrow Cadbury Trust on such an important programme, which will provide exciting opportunities for both learning and growth in the voluntary sector and social investment market”.

Liz Hayes

Liz Hayes

Fund Manager

After two years as Assistant Manager at the Connect Fund, Liz became the Fund Manager in June 2020. As Connect Fund Manager she manages a portfolio of grants to strengthen and diversify the social investment market. Click here to read more below.

More about Liz

After two years as Assistant Manager at the Connect Fund, Liz became the Fund Manager in June 2020. Liz has a background in grants management having delivered programmes for local government, charitable foundations, including the Waterloo Foundation and the Community Foundation in Wales, and national charities. She has experience of working closely with voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, including infrastructure agencies and community anchor groups, supporting them to thrive and enabling them to become sustainable community resources.

Liz says: “I feel lucky to be able to work for the Barrow Cadbury Trust on such an important programme, which will provide exciting opportunities for both learning and growth in the voluntary sector and social investment market”.

Alex Padilha

Alex Padilha

Programme & Communications Officer

Alex joined the Connect Fund in April 2018 as the Programme Officer, where she provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. Alex is the first point of contact to the Fund. Click here to read more below.

More about Alex

Alex joined the Connect Fund in April 2018 as the Programme Officer, where she provides administrative and operations support to the programme, and helps maximise the impact of the Fund’s work through supporting dissemination and sharing learning. Alex graduated in Business Management and has 10 years experience in the Charity sector, where she supported small to large charities in their fundraising efforts, in organisations such as Sue Ryder, FareShare and The Royal British Legion. Alex started her career in the Charity sector developing a business feasibility study for a social enterprise, and further developed her career in Fundraising, supporting Philanthropy teams with product development and further specialising in Trust Fundraising. She was also a trustee for Carers Lewisham for over 2 years, in which she had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the funding challenges faced by small voluntary organisations.

Alex says: “I feel privileged to work for a respected foundation such as The Barrow Cadbury Trust. I am particularly excited to be part of the Connect Fund, as it is a much needed programme to strengthen the social investment market and make more organisations aware of this source of funding. I am looking forward to work with and learn more about our grantees and their fantastic and inspirational projects”.

Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about the Connect Fund.

Find Us

Office address:
Barrow Cadbury Trust
Kean House
, 6 Kean Street
London
 WC2B 4AS

Phone

Tel: 020 7632 9060
Fax: 020 7632 9061

Email

Contact our Programme Officer:
a.padilha@barrowcadbury.org.uk
The Connect Fund

Kean House, 6 Kean Street, London, WC2B 4AS
Tel: 020 7632 9077