New Programmes Manager appointed by Somerset Community Foundation
We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Programmes Manager to join the rest of the team based at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. Andy Ridgwell grew up in Somerset and then studied history at SOAS and Addis Ababa University. He has previously worked for various non-governmental organisations in Ethiopia and Tanzania, and more recently for two local community organisations in Dorset. Away from the office, Andy likes to get muddy in the Somerset countryside.
Looking forward to starting his role at the beginning of January, Andy said "I've been fundraising for the sort of organisations that apply to the Foundation for grants, so I know how tough it is out there to find funding at the moment. I can't wait to get started supporting other people and groups to access funds and making sure that those resources achieve as much as possible in the community."