Karen Fitzsimmons – Relationship Manager

Karen supports applicants and awardees of the Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

Prior to joining Firstport, Karen worked as Associate Consultant for Community Enterprise, supporting social enterprises and charities with a focus on income generation and sustainability.

Karen has an MSc in Grantmaking from CASS Business School and has extensive experience working in funding. She worked for the National Lottery Community Fund for over 12 years as Funding Manager, where she headed up the Community Assets team. She has also worked in funding roles for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Wellcome Trust in London.

Find out more about the funding programmes we offer through the Social Entrepreneurs Fund here.

Read about social enterprises that have been supported by us here.