Many UK Government programmes struggle to engage difficult to reach communities and organisations meaning that grants and support does not reach those who most need it.
Since 2017, Smarter Society has been supporting UK Government departments to make their grant and support programmes more inclusive through its unique engagement, smart systems and experienced team.
Our sole objective is to help clients build programmes and grants that are inclusive and ensure that recipients of support and funding are those that can deliver most value. Our unique approach includes
Partnering with charities and research organisations to deliver wide social value through each programme that we deliver
Deep understanding of deprived and difficult to reach communities and how engagement strategies must be tailored to support them
Robust Grant systems and financial processes that support Grant Givers to report on all key metrics; financial, outputs and outcomes
Since 2017, we have been at the forefront of delivering inclusive grant and support programmes that level the playing field for all applicants. From the inception of a programme through to the evaluation, participant experience and how we encourage diversity is at the core. Our history of successful programme delivery shows that by maximising the diversity of your applicant base, this directly increases the outcome value delivered.
UKs Leading Grant and Voucher Administration specialist
Geoff Baxter founded Smarter Society in 2017 to deliver grant administration and business support programmes. Geoff is a leading UK expert in Grant and Voucher scheme design and delivery. Prior to Smarter Society, Geoff was a Management Consultant specialising is Procurement and Supply chain. Geoff is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.
Jen manages development and delivery of largescale grant and voucher schemes. Jen has worked across a wide variety of Government and Third sector clients. Prior to Smarter Society, Jen worked in social care..
Annastasia Ward came to Smarter Society with over twenty years of experience in local government. During that period she managed projects across a number of areas, gaining skills in service planning, development and customer support.
With a background in Business Improvement and Business Management, Talia Zamorabegan working as a Business Strategy Coach in 2018. She has developed business improvement processes and tools for a number of different sectors and has strong experience in contract management.
Richard Liverman has been supporting Smarter Society with programme delivery since 2020. He has huge experience in strategy, branding and digital solutions following his work with well-known brands across the UK.
Sam brings to Smarter Society her extensive experience of customer service. This along with her clear communications style, programme management skills and database knowledge have contributed to her successful delivery of grant programmes for local authorities.
Brian Pinnell joined Smarter Society in 2022 to lead on account management. Hisretail management background along with his technical knowledge and experience in developing large scale training programmes have provided huge benefits in partnership building.
Alex Ball has a strong background in web development with over 20 years of project experience. His key areas of interest and expertise are usability, engagement and sustainability as part of delivery of bespoke solutions.
Vicki Thornhill developed her strong administrative and organisational skills across a number of sectors, including commerce, events and export. She currently uses these to resolve challenges, ensure data processes are streamlined and provide effect and efficient solutions.
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