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 with local, regional and national outputs.
This was followed by two years spent with a national charity in a regional community fundraising role covering the North of England and Scotland.
Emma is a qualified APM Project Manager and also holds an MA Sport & Leisure Management.
Emma enjoys time with her children; taking advantage of living in the Lake District and the amazing walks available.
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 for the Copeland Community Fund; appraising small grant applications and monitoring the reporting of these grants.
Kimberley has a Degree in Business Management from the University of Cumbria.
Kimberley is local to Whitehaven and is married with a young family.
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 Creative Partnerships Programme.
Hayley has significant experience of community projects; awarding, monitoring and managing grants and brings a broad range of skills, knowledge and understanding to the role.
Maya joined Copeland Borough Council in September 2018 as a Community Support Apprentice. Initially this was a split role between the Economic Redevelopment team at the Council and Copeland Community Fund. Maya now works full time as an Apprentice with the Fund.
Maya came to the Fund straight from St Benedict’s School, Whitehaven with 9 GCSE’s, including high grades in Maths, English and Science. She is now progressing her business knowledge working on a level 3 Business Administration NVQ with Lakes College West Cumbria, which she is aiming to complete by September 2019.
Since December 2018 when Maya started to work full time for Copeland Community Fund, she has supported the Grants Officers in appraising and monitoring small grants. She has also taken on other responsibilities in the office such as using finance systems and updating the bespoke grants management database, attending external meetings and meeting various community groups the Fund supports.
Maya also provides admin support to Cumbria Exchange, a Copland Community Fund led partnership project.
Anne joined our team in September 2018 as a Community Development Officer, utilising her previous experience from the voluntary and health sectors.
Anne moved from a small town near Carlisle to Whitehaven to start her career in nursing at West Cumberland Hospital where she trained to become a Staff Nurse. She further developed her skills and broadened her experience in her nursing role and stayed within the healthcare sector for over 10 years.
Anne then moved into the voluntary sector. For over 18 years she has managed and developed projects / services in the community, as well as organising and taking part in fundraising events. She has completed 4 half marathons and C2C cycle ride raising funds for charity.
Anne enjoys travelling and city breaks but also enjoys the open spaces the Lake District has to offer.
Helen started her career as a mental health support worker with Impact Housing Association and then as a residential social worker for Cumbria County Council.
Helen progressed to health/social care and youth sector charity management before working for Cumbria CVS for many years as a Development Officer. Her specialisms there were volunteering, training, health/social care and education based projects.
Helen has a Degree in Education and postgraduate Diploma in Management. Since joining the Fund she has completed a Certificate in Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement with the University of Cumbria and become a qualified APM Project Manager.
Helen is currently on a secondment from her Projects Coordinator role to Cumbria Exchange. Cumbria Exchange is a partnership initiative, led by Copeland Community Fund, which aims to share “in kind” resource between business and community organisations. Examples might include professional expertise, labour, materials, equipment and training. Cumbria Exchange also promotes general volunteering opportunities.