Vivien Gunn, Head of Grants

Vivien joined St George's Hospital Charity in March 2019 having worked previously in both the charity and private sector. In her earlier career she developed Spanish and German speaking exports markets from scratch for a leading IT company which was awarded the Queen's Award for Export, later going on to build and manage its Customer Services Department of over 20. After a career break bringing up her children, Vivien set up and managed all aspects of a private family grant making foundation, awarding grants internationally.  She then worked for The Queen's Trust at Buckingham Palace on formulating its £25 million spend down plan. Vivien brings many years of grants management and enjoys building operations to a new level. Vivien loves working at St George's because there is never a dull moment!

Uzma Ravat, Grants Officer

Uzma is a Grants Officer working alongside the Head of Grants to distributes funds for staff and patient welfare across the Trust. Prior to working at the Hospital Charity, she worked in grant giving at the People’s Health Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Uzma loves working at St George’s because it means she has the pleasure of supporting the NHS, our incredible staff and patients and seeing the benefits of our grants on the ground!

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Looking for funding?

No idea is too big or small. If it could improve the lives of our patients, their families or our staff, we'd love to hear about it. 

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