Our bursary programme was designed to change people’s lives by allowing them to develop their skills. We know that, for some, the cost of training can be a huge barrier to getting the skills to find jobs and progress in their careers. Recent research indicates that without the support of funding, those hardest to reach will find it even harder to progress in a labour market which favours those already in higher-paying work. That’s why we set up the bursary programme in 2000 – to help people in...
Senior Impact, Programme and Engagement Manager
“Pol-ee Row” she/her
Polly works across all of our Foundation programmes, but with a particular focus on our grant giving work and measuring our social impact.
She is particularly passionate about rehabilitating ex-offenders, bursaries and impact.
Polly is extremely organised, and has experience in communications and building good relationships.
When she’s not at work, Polly enjoys spending time with her family and ferrying her daughter from various clubs and activities!
relator | maximizer | activator | communication | strategic
The latest stories from Polly Rowe on the City & Guilds Foundation website:
Essential financial support now available for social enterprises through £18.7m Covid-19 grants
Here at the City & Guilds Foundation, we’re incredibly proud to support UnLtd – a leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. Today, UnLtd have made an exciting announcement about a new Social Enterprise Support Fund. The Fund is directly responding to an urgent need in the sector to help social enterprises change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months. There are five social enterprise support...
A commitment to the beneficiaries supported through the City & Guilds Foundation
The City & Guilds Foundation, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that civil society groups can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We understand that there will be times...