Ugo Ikokwu, Grants Manager

Ugo Ikokwu
Ugo joined the Trust in August 2020.

Previously, he was Programme Director at The Fore Trust, where he was responsible for managing the grants making activity of the Trust to enable UK-based small charities and social enterprises to unlock sustainability, efficiency, scale, and impact by providing unrestricted funds. Before this, he spent six years working at The Social Investment Business (SIB) where he worked across several teams – Investment, Grants and Business Development.

Ugo is really passionate about social justice, and empowering small communities. He has extensive knowledge and experience of designing programmes and funds that address a range of social issues.

He is an advisor to Coalition for Efficiency (CfE), currently Chair of the Alpha Grove Centre and a non-executive director of Do IT NOW NOW (DINN). He has also been elected to the board of London Funders and was previously Co-Chair for London+Acumen a volunteer-led chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund.