Welcome to Caroline Davies, our new Head of Community Programmes

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I joined Walton Charity in early September as the new Head of Community Programmes. I have a background in the voluntary sector, having worked for both larger and smaller organisations and I have spent the last few years with an education charity which funds schools and charities to raise the attainment of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

I have been spending my first few weeks meeting people from local organisations and I would like to thank them for taking the time to talk to me to help me understand the local landscape, the challenges and opportunities for the voluntary sector and the needs of local residents who are living in poverty.

Over the next couple of months, we are taking stock our Community Grants programme and we are interested in exploring how we can work more in partnership with other organisations and businesses, building on the success of the Partnership Fund . If you have any feedback for me or any ideas on how we could make an even greater impact in the community, I would love to hear from you. cdavies@waltoncharity.org.uk

As a resident of Elmbridge I am really excited by this opportunity to play a role in supporting local organisations to improve opportunities for local people.