Grants Team
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Nick Addington
Grants Director
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Nick joined the Foundation in 2003, playing a lead role in getting the Fair Share Trust grants programme up and running within the Foundation before becoming Grants Director in 2006. He now manages the delivery of all our grantmaking activities and works with our partners to develop new programmes and initiatives. In his previous life Nick worked in the Scottish Borders helping to develop and promote local events and festivals. He has a degree in philosophy and is a volunteer board member of community arts groups in the Borders, Carlisle and Glasgow.

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Sian Langdon
Senior Grants Officer
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Sian has recently taken on the role of Senior Grants Officer.  Her previous remit was to support and develop the local panels established through the Big Lottery Fund Fair Share Trust. Sian has a community development and grantmaking background and has previously worked for the Big Lottery Fund as a Grants Officer as well as a variety of voluntary sector projects throughout Central Scotland.

Sian currently serves as a volunteer committee member with the Glasgow Hebridean Choir and is volunteer funding adviser to her local Public Hall committee. Sian has a degree in Politics and Sociology and is hoping to embark on a Law degree in the near future. In her spare time, Sian relaxes by tracing her family roots and walking her dogs at the local beach.

margaret phelps photo Margaret Phelps
Senior Grants Officer
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Margaret has just joined the team after 10 years working for East Ayrshire Council in a community development setting. This included working with a range of voluntary /community organisations and grant management (monitoring). Margaret has a degree in Sociology and Philosophy and a postgraduate in Community Education.

Out of work she is a volunteer member of the Merrylee out of School Care Project. Margaret ran this years Glasgow half marathon for the first time and has signed up for the Loch Ness 10K!

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Helen Wray
Grants Officer
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Originally from Torphins in Aberdeenshire, Helen moved to Glasgow in 1996 to attend Glasgow Caledonian University and joined the foundation in September 2003.  

Helen is the main contact for the Women's Fund for Scotland and the Your Community Your Environment Programme.  Helen also manages two Fair Share panels, one in Maybole in South Ayrshire and another in Greater Pollok in Glasgow.  

When not working Helen enjoys swimming and walking. In both 2004 and 2005 Helen took part in the State Street Caledonian Challenge to raise funds for the Scottish Community Foundation.

ros houldsworth photo Ros Houldsworth
Grants Officer
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Ros joined the Foundation as a Grants Officer in July 2005.   Having first studied music and then secretarial studies with languages (Spanish and German) she came to community development by way of being a community activist in Edinburgh and a part time administration job with an Urban Aid project in the early 1990s. 

After a couple of years she successfully applied for a development worker post with the Wester Hailes Representative Council where she was part of the team for 10 years.  It is this experience of community development that brings her to the Foundation in a move from being a grantee to a granter!  As well as the general grants programme, Ros works with Fair Share Trust Panels in Toryglen, Glasgow and Charleston, Dundee, the One City Trust and also has responsibility for newsletter updates to the Volunteer Assessors.  

She has recently finished a course in jewellery design and silversmithing, so most of her spare time is spent “being creative” in her newly set up workshop or taking it easy with her husband and teenage daughter.

shobha subedi photo Shobha Subedi
Grants Officer
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Shobha joined the Foundation in August 2007.  Prior to this Shobha had spent the last 12 years working in different development organisations in voluntary and community sectors in Nepal. Her previous professional assignments include working for Lutheran World Service and UNDP-Nepal, predominantly in the areas of community development, grantmaking and micro enterprise development.

Born, raised and educated in Nepal, she has won bursaries and scholarships to study in her home country and abroad and gained a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. She is very new to Scotland but has learned a lot from her previous work in Nepal and wants to put all her efforts, knowledge and experiences towards enhancing communities across Scotland.

gloria gibbons photo Gloria Gibbons
Temporary Grants Officer (Community Outreach)
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Gloria has come to us from a background of working with community groups.  Having originally studied for a B Ed in Sussex she has particular interest in ICT and multimedia.  

Her voluntary sector work has been varied and has included working with a professional theatre company as well as spending the past 7 years working exclusively with local groups in order to increase their sustainability.

jennifer mcphail photo Jennifer McPhail
Grants Administrator
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Jennifer is responsible for co-ordinating all the applications requesting funding for the community grants, Sport Relief, Women's Fund and Fair Share programmes. As such she is the first point of contact for any grants queries. She previously worked for Millar and Bryce Limited, setting up Limited Charitable Companies, also in an administrative role.