Harriet Stranks

Director of Grants

Harriet Stranks

Harriet Stranks is the Director of Grants, responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s grant making across England and Wales from initial approach, through application and assessment to approval and monitoring. She is responsible for the Foundation’s team of regionally based Grant Managers, as well as the central Service Delivery Team. She is a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership team and is responsible for the development and delivery of Enhance, the Foundation’s programme of capacity building support for charities. Previously she was the Director of Grant Making North and Wales. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, Harriet was the Regional Manager for the North of England for BBC Children In Need for nine years. Between 1999 and 2003, Harriet developed and managed a charity called Manchester Kids for Magic 1152 Radio and before that she was a fundraiser for Christie’s Hospital.

Harriet also spent 6 years as a foster carer for 2 siblings and has a son at University.