Clare Payne is the Economic Justice Programme Manager at Barrow Cadbury Trust. Her responsibilities include developing proposals with applicants, creating links between grassroots and research and policy work and ensuring that learning is shared and disseminated as widely as possible. Before joining the Trust, Clare was a Development Manager at UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs – where she worked on a range of funding programmes, including UnLtd Sport Relief and a funding scheme in New Deal for Communities areas.
Clare says: “It is important to me that those who are furthest from power have the opportunity to improve their own lives and have their voices heard. The Trust does this by placing the experiences of communities at the heart of its grant making.”