Sadly, at the end of January, we said a fond farewell to our Founder and long standing CEO, Nigel Turley, who has taken a well-earned retirement.
Nigel has supported hundreds of charities over the 13 years that he has been running Funding Buddies and then Funding for All. There can’t be many organisations in the voluntary sector in Kent that don’t know Nigel, his passion for the voluntary sector is indisputable and he will be missed by us all. On behalf of the Trustees and everyone involved with Funding for All, we wish him a very happy retirement.
Whilst Nigel takes a well-earned break in the West Indies watching the cricket in February to start his retirement we are taking some time to review how Funding for All works and to ensure that we continue to support the voluntary sector in Kent with high quality, specialist mentoring. Two of our Mentors; Sally Bushell and Claire Haffenden are managing Funding for All on an interim basis over the next few months and supporting the Trustees to develop and implement a new strategic plan, whilst keeping business running as usual.
Sally and Claire will be seeking input into our plans from groups that have used our service in the past, as well as other key stakeholders and partners throughout Kent, via an online survey as well as face to face meetings. We really appreciate any feedback or ideas you may have, so do look out for opportunities to share your views on Funding for All over the next couple of months. In the meantime, if you would like to send us your feedback you can do so via our Contact Us form.