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The Grants Team are responsible for assessing  grant applications to the Elizabeth Finn Fund and other funds within Turn2us. 

The Elizabeth Finn Fund has been giving direct grants and support for over a century to people living in financial need who have a professional background and meet our grant giving criteria. The caseworkers also undertake reviews for our ongoing beneficiaries and act as a point of contact and support for those we assist.

Over the last four months several new people have joined the Grants Team:

Chris Halton – many of you will already have dealt with Chris as he joined us in July. Chris used to work for an Irish charity which operated across London, providing support to vulnerable people with an Irish heritage. He was a Community Health Worker and his role focused on improving individuals’ health outcomes in relation to their physical and mental health

Qurratulain Ali – who is happy to be called “Q” – joined the team in September.  Prior to working for Turn2us, she was a Caseworker for a regional home improvement agency.  As part of her job, she dealt with housing and benefits advice and home adaptations primarily for elderly or disabled people.

Karen Nelson - is a recent addition to our Caseworkers, having only just joined the charity in October. Her previous role was with a housing association in London where she was a Support Worker. She provided support and advocacy to tenants to help them maximise their income and also attended benefits tribunals to act as an advocate when necessary. Karen was also involved in a lot of support planning for individuals, producing targeted plans to help them make positive changes in their lives.

I am sure you will join me in welcoming them to Turn2us and wishing them all well in their new roles.