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Ruth Stephens

Ruth is Senior Grant-Making Manager: South East and East at the National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), overseeing investments across the South East and East regions.   

Previous work 

Ruth has worked in grant-making since 2016 and is particularly passionate about place-based, local grant-making and shifting power dynamic in funding relationships.  

She comes from a voluntary sector background, and prior to TNLCF, she managed programmes and projects at Ethical Property Foundation and LawWorks.

Other interests 

Ruth’s enjoys wandering around antique shops, swimming, theatre, and going to gigs to indulge her love of heavy metal music. 

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