Elaine Holdsworth

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Elaine manages a portfolio of funds set up by individual, family and business donors at the Community Foundation. She works with current fund-holders to develop their giving in line with their wishes, as well as engaging new donors. She also promotes grant opportunities, assesses applications and manages awards from the funds she oversees.

Elaine joined the Community Foundation in August 2011. She has over 20 years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector and within local authorities. Her career started as a volunteer in a cold-weather shelter for homeless people in London. Subsequently she managed a wide range of housing and support projects for people with diverse support needs. 

Elaine has held posts with Brighton and Hove City Council and Cumbria County Council assessing and monitoring services in the delivery of grant-funded programmes.

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