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.
Anne joined our team in September 2018 as a Projects Coordinator, 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 joined the Fund in October 2014 as a Community Development Worker.
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 become a qualified APM Project Management and recently completed a Certificate in Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement with the University of Cumbria.
She is local to Whitehaven and enjoys family, community life and gardening.