Drawing upon sector skills as a former researcher into racial and sexual discrimination, city farmer, director of a women’s complementary health care charity and as a television news scriptwriter and photographer, I support charities, small businesses and social enterprises in undertaking organisational health audits, feasibility studies, strategic planning, policy reviews, capacity-building, evaluations, research, fundraising and editorial support. I also freelance as a grants assessor and capacity-builder for umbrella organisations.
I have also produced publications, videos and exhibitions on race, heritage, domestic violence, housing and environmental matters. My childhood experiences of growing up in three continents informs my understanding of clients addressing migration and displacement. I am fluent in Spanish, French and have a basic understanding of Portuguese, Italian and Bengali.
A majority of my clients are small to medium-sized grassroots organisations concerned with BAME, carers, women, disability, youth, arts, childcare, environmental and human rights issues as well as umbrella organisations and funders in need of capacity-builders and grants officers advising on funding allocation. I work primarily in Britain but have also supported organisations in India, Nepal, Sweden and Somaliland where supported the establishment of one of the state’s first sustainable organic farms.
I particularly enjoy working on heritage projects and, in a voluntary capacity, offer editorial support or reports exploring environmental and indigenous people’s devastation resulting from mining interests in India. I also support grass-roots community sports initiatives, film festivals and the biodiversity improvements in East London’s docklands.
I hold degrees in Politics, Communications, Land Management as well as certificates including counselling people with learning disabilities and quality assurance mentoring accreditation. I am a Fellow of the School for Social Enterprises, manage my own smallholdings and regularly exhibit as a socio-documentary photographer.
A former director of a complementary health charity, development worker in an environmental charity, grants officer, journalist, socio-documentary photographer, race relations and heritage researcher, I facilitate project management, fundraising, quality assurance reviews and editorial work in creative, environmental, health, heritage, human rights and employment-related fields.
• With over twenty years’ experience as a Project Manager within voluntary and statutory sectors in London and abroad, I have also worked as a grants assessor and consultant for umbrella organisations supporting minority ethnic and women’s organisations;
• In my capacity as a writer, researcher and photo-journalist, I have produced feasibility studies and helped launch community and cultural heritage organisations, publications for children and women, videos and exhibitions addressing race, domestic violence, housing, heritage and environmental sustainability;
• I facilitate creative workshops with young people in galleries, museums, housing estates and schools using art templates, recycled materials, photography and video to explore social, cultural history and waste education issues;
• My interest in addressing issues affecting vulnerable residents including women, minority ethnic communities, refugees and people living with disabilities in combination with the arts, environmental issues and human rights campaigns also helps inform my work.