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UK Community Foundations appoints new Revitalising Trusts Manager

29 March 2021

April French Furnell

UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Laura Cameron Long as Revitalising Trusts Manager; she joins UKCF after working in funding and fundraising for over 15 years.

Laura’s role will see her help inactive trusts donate their funds to UKCF, their local community foundation or charities in need. Since its inception in 2018, the programme has revitalised over £30 million – helping to make a huge difference to local communities and their projects throughout the country.  Prior to joining UKCF, Laura worked across various fundraising strands including community fundraising, individual giving, trusts and foundations as well as working with high-net worth individuals and in the corporate sector.

Previously employed as Fundraising and Development Manager for Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue, Laura’s career in fundraising has seen her help to raise funds for a variety of sectors including the arts, international medical development, and a local hospice. Laura also holds a Certificate of Fundraising and BA degree in Drama and Theatre studies.

Laura Cameron Long, UKCF Revitalising Trusts Manager said: “I’ve always been passionate about raising funds for good causes – so am thrilled to have joined the team at UK Community Foundations. The Revitalising Trusts Programme ensures that dormant assets are once again used in the way they were always intended to be used – supporting grassroots projects which have a significant impact at the heart of our communities. I’m delighted to be a part of a programme that helps trustees, charities and communities to continue making a difference.”

Rosemary Macdonald, UKCF CEO said: “Laura will be pivotal to the on-going success of the Revitalising Trusts Programme which will be reaching out to around 500 more inactive trusts in the year ahead. Collectively the funds held in dormant trusts could make a huge difference to local communities – we’re looking forward to seeing the impact that Laura’s funding expertise will have.”

 

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