HCF welcomes two new team members

We are pleased to welcome Georgina Bawden and Maureen Palmer who joined HCF in June

Georgina Bawden, our new Grants Manager, will manage HCF’s grant making and donor stewardship programme. Georgina has over seven years’ experience within the charitable sector - most recently as a Fundraiser for the St Albans Museum and Gallery project.

“I am extremely excited about this next step in my career. Having worked as a fundraiser I have a good understanding of the challenges faced by small charities and community groups. I am thrilled to join HCF who help so many worthy causes in my home county”. Georgina lives in St Albans and enjoys hiking, knitting, reading, and writing short fiction in her spare time.

Maureen Palmer, our new Grants Administrator, has a wealth of experience across roles in both customer services and finance. Her exceptional organisational skills will help to support the grants team, streamlining and honing our ability to service both applicants and donors alike.

“I use to apply for grants when I was secretary of my local recreation committee and I have processed grants received when I worked for RSPB. I am really looking forward to now working on the other side of the coin, taking my experiences and learnings into account.” Maureen lives in Bishop’s Stortford and loves the Hertfordshire countryside. She is mum to two and enjoys pilates, walking and gardening

Commenting on both appointments Helen Gray, Foundation Director, says “We are delighted to welcome Georgina and Maureen to HCF. Providing a supportive grant making service to the county’s grass roots groups and organisations sits at the heart of HCF. I am very pleased that we have managed to attract such high calibre staff who bring with them a wealth of experience. Together, with Helen Doubal our Programme Manager, they will oversee all aspects of our grant giving. I know they are looking forward to meeting some of the groups and organisations HCF supports."

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