Abigail Gibson

Head of Funding Strategy

Abby oversees the grant giving side of the Foundation’s work, managing our funding strategy, the application process, assessing applications and supporting trustees in their grant-giving decisions. She also works with grant holders on a day to day basis as they deliver their projects.

Before joining the Foundation, she worked in the voluntary sector, including a number of years as a fundraiser, so has a strong sense of what applicants and grant holders experience in trying to raise funds.

She was Head of Funding and latterly Head of Policy and Research at The Wise Group – a social enterprise focused on lifting people out of poverty. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Abby was self-employed and before that a Research and Policy Manager for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Whilst her time and energy are largely focused on her very energetic and amusing small child, she is also rediscovering a love of reading through a local book group and finding the right balance between crops and rewilding on her allotment.