Amanda has over 30 years’ experience of fundraising from EU, lottery, statutory, trust and foundation sources for national, regional and local organisations in both the public and charity sector. Prior to joining Alive, Amanda successfully secured funding for a wide range of projects, from multi-million pound community centres and large scale training programmes for the unemployed, to services for blind and partially sighted people and the roll out of the newly launched Prince William Award in Wales and Scotland.

Passionate about making a difference to other people’s lives, Amanda volunteers and takes part in fundraising events in her free time, and has even been known to break into a run… if there’s sponsorship money involved! When she’s not fundraising, Amanda loves walking her dog, and making the most of her garden.