Ritu Bansal


Ritu joined ECF as a volunteer in the Summer of 2020. She studied Economics at Cambridge, followed by training as as chartered accountant and has an MBA from Imperial. She has since worked for PWC, KPMG and latterly EY.

Lorraine Brooks

Grants Administrator

Lorraine joined ECF in 2017. She assists the grants team in processing applications and has a 'can do' attitude for any task we need help with.

Andrew Clarke

Grants Officer

Andrew joined the Foundation as a volunteer grants assessor in 2000 having taken early retirement following a long and successful career with Barclays Bank. He is a hugely valued member of the team, supporting all aspects of the Foundation’s work and has particular expertise in managing special projects and large capital grants.

Barbara Garside

Grants Officer

Barbara has volunteered with ECF since 2005 and supports the Grants Team with application assessments and monitoring and evaluation. Barbara is a retired Chartered Accountant and brings a wealth of financial knowledge and experience to the team.

Antony Stark

Grants Officer

Antony joined the Foundation in early 2010 as a volunteer and supports the grants team with application assessments and monitoring and evaluation. Antony is a retired banker who worked internationally.

Andy Winders

Grants Officer

Andy uses his vast experience to assist the grants team with assessing applications. He was previously Head of Grants at Henry Smith Charity and prior to that he was at the National Lottery Community Fund.