Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Enterprise and Partnerships

Nikki Mason - Head of Enterprise and Partnerships

Debra Davies - Trusts and Foundations Officer

Debra is responsible for the raising of Funds for Born Free’s field projects from a wide variety of sources. Her role involves the researching of funding streams including those from trusts, foundations, institutional and statutory grantors and partners, and she tracks funding opportunities through the maintenance of a grant database. Debra establishes and maintains relationships with funders including the co-ordination of initial approaches and grant funding applications, writing creative and compelling, high-quality funding proposals, which meet grantors’ requirements. Debra works closely with Associate Directors co-ordinating project proposals and reports and supports the Enterprise and Partnerships team in developing new income-generating initiatives and funding opportunities, and  represents Born Free in key external funding relationships and with third party organisations.

Joanne Bartholomew - Events and Fundraising Manager

Joanne Bartholomew

Joanne was part of our voluntary Activate team before joining Born Free as a full time staff member in early 2009.  Her role is to manage Born Free events and encourage supporters’ fundraising projects including our running squad.  “Joining Born Free in our 25th anniversary year gave me an amazing insight into what can be achieved, with the help of the Born Free team and our fantastic supporters!” Joanne is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. joanne@bornfree.org.uk

Nick Thorp Corporate Development Manager

Nick has a background of 20 years in trade publishing, working with companies around the world. Is passionate about protecting wildlife and wild habitats. If you are a business which would like to support The Born Free Foundation, please speak to Nick. We aim to encourage people to work with us and want to build lasting, beneficial relationships, so please do get in touch.  nick@bornfree.org.uk

Susanna Page - Grants and Major Gifts Manager

Susanna page

Susanna joined the Born Free Foundation in September 2016 and works across teams researching grant funding opportunities, coordinating grant proposals and applying for funding from trusts and foundations.

With a background in forestry and roles with environmental NGOs, Susanna has undertaken landscape-scale conservation projects, local environmental projects to protect and conserve biodiversity, wildlife and habitats, and community engagement initiatives. susanna@bornfree.org.uk

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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