Meet the people that drive our work

In 2014 we formed partnerships with a handful of schools to deliver our First Give programme in London. We now work with 200+ schools across England and Wales and continue to develop and build on our unique offer which ignites a spark of social conscience in young people.

We believe First Give offers young people the opportunity and platform to make a real, tangible difference to their communities through social action and in doing so gain all of the benefits that such work brings.  The First Give programme will support young people to speak out about local social issues, and support causes they care about.


Louisa Searle Director
Isaac Jones Deputy Director
Georgia Bennett Programmes Team Leader
Rhiannon Youssef Programme Manager
Amy Calvert Programme Manager
Sophie Willowes Programme Delivery Officer
Amal Ahmed Programme Delivery Officer
Elijah Kahn Administrator
Anni Honkaniemi Partnerships & Communications Administrator


Sophia Ashroff Young Trustee
Sinclair Beecham Chair
Rebecca Cramer
Mike Durham Treasurer
Barry Frankfurt
Vishnu Hariharan
Jeremy Langley
Sue Mandelbaum

Our Founding Funders