Director of Community Knowledge & Funding
Mark is responsible for the effective development and delivery of the Community Foundation’s funding, and for ensuring data on local issues and trends is gathered, used and shared. He leads our work on Vital Signs and oversees strategic grant-making from Vital Funds. Mark manages the section of our team which delivers programmes run with and for partner organisations to benefit the area.
In 1982 Mark became involved in the voluntary and community sector as a volunteer for his local youth and community centre. His subsequent career as a paid worker included developing, managing and delivering welfare rights provision, innovative services for people with learning disabilities and a range of community development initiatives. He joined the Community Foundation in 2008, initially as a social policy manager, and became part of the executive group in 2011.
Mark has a PGCE in post compulsory education and training, and has taught community development at the Universities of Wales and Durham.