Grants Advisory Panel

To support the work of the charity a group called the 
Grants Advisory Panel (GAP for short) assesses, makes recommendations and decisions 
on all grant applications, and supports the work of the Board of Trustees. This Panel is recruited from Trustees and users of We are always on the look out for new members, so if you would like to volunteer, please contact us.

Dawn Killeen

Dawn is an experienced Community Development and Support Worker who relocated last year from rural Herefordshire to London.  Dawn currently works for a Charity which supports and offers housing to vulnerable and disabled Veterans. Dawn is passionate about Credit Unions, financial education, and improving financial inclusion.  In her spare time Dawn enjoys films, the theatre and meeting friends.

Geoff Hill

Geoff lives in a converted mill in the Yorkshire Dales. He has a post-graduate qualification in community development, and has spent all his working life in the voluntary sector. He has managed projects in student community action and for unemployed people. Through his work in Councils of Voluntary Service he has worked in areas as diverse as recycling, health promotion and skills exchanges. Geoff provides the secretariat to a small Leeds-based grant-making trust. As well as walking in the Dales, Geoff’s hobbies include film and theatre and he has recently completed a degree, via adult education, in Spanish. In pursuit of self-sufficiency Geoff has recently purchased a polytunnel.

Pat Kattri

Pat lives in Birmingham having worked for Birmingham City Council as a Principal Regeneration Officer. During her time with the Council she managed a range of different grant programmes and provided support to many different voluntary and community organisations and businesses.  Pat is married and has two grown up children and recently became a grandparent. In her spare time she enjoys walking, reading and has started playing golf.


Maxine Norris

Max lives in Hertfordshire.  Following a City career in corporate finance, Max took a sabbatical to raise her family returning to the financial services industry to specialise in corporate and social responsibility.  She is experienced in devising and developing community support programmes as well as being a pioneer and promoter of life long personal money management; Max is currently Chair of the NE London Young Enterprise Board.  Max also enjoys meeting friends at the gym, watching Chelsea FC and all types of travel and adventure.