Emma Moynihan

Emma joined the Fund in October 2015 as Fund Manager, utilising her experience in the voluntary and public sector. Emma started her career in local government with Newcastle City Council’s Leisure Services gaining experience in a number of roles. This culminated in a role as a Senior Development Officer managing the delivery of citywide projects …

Kimberley Young

Kimberley is one of the most longstanding members of the Fund team and has been with the Fund since it was created in April 2010. With her previous experience in grants and monitoring for West Lakes Renaissance, the forerunner to Britain’s Energy Coast, she brings significant skills and knowledge to her role as Grants Officer …

Hayley Wilson

Hayley joined our team in October 2018 as a Grants Officer, utilising her previous experience from both public and third sector roles. Hayley spent a number of years working for Soundwave, a local music charity and has also worked within the Arts, Sports and Leisure team at Allerdale Borough Council and on Arts Council England’s …

Maya McGrady

Maya joined Copeland Borough Council in September 2018 as a Community Support Apprentice. Maya completed her Level 3 Business Administration NVQ with Lakes College West Cumbria in September 2019, and now works full time as a Grants Officer Trainee with the Fund. Maya came to the Fund straight from St Benedict’s School, Whitehaven with 9 …

Alyson Carney

Alyson joined the team in June 2019 as a Grants Officer covering maternity leave, she brings 7 years of experience working in the voluntary sector within the local community. Previous to this, a history of 20+ years working in finance in the private sector gave Alyson the skills, experience and understanding of what’s required to …

Sally Scales

Sally joined the Team in January 2020 as a Community Development Officer bringing previous experience of development work and project management from across all sectors. Sally moved to Cumbria in the 1990’s while working as a national account manager for a health & safety company. After having two children Sally moved into a development role …

David Southward

David Southward MBE is a retired civil engineer and Cumbria County Council cabinet member for economic development and property. Born in Maryport, David was educated at Carlisle Grammar School and Imperial College, London. As a chartered civil engineer he worked in Australia, Romania and in London where he contributed to the design of UK nuclear …

Gillian Elliott

Gillian Elliott is the Stakeholder Relations Lead in Cumbria for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. She has lived and worked in the area all her life and has over 35 years of experience working in partnership with businesses and the community to deliver projects across the area. She has experience of asset based community development, economic …

Chair – Dr Richard Cummings

Dr Richard Cummings is Head of Science and Engineering at the Low Level Waste Repository, responsible for safety cases, waste inventory and acceptance, site monitoring and characterisation, and engineering. He is also closely involved in the Repository’s capping and development programmes. Richard has 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry, specialising in radioactive waste …