Dr Peter Grant

Telephone: 01908 312511 Email: gma@thegma.org.uk

Dr Grant is an Independent Director on the Board.

Peter is Director of the Charity MSc programme at Cass Business School, City University of London and is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in public and charitable funding. After working in the arts he was Director of an inner-city sports charity for eight years. On the commencement of the National Lottery he moved to Sport England where he devised the first Lottery programme to favour areas of deprivation and was one of the architects of Awards for All. As Director of Operations at the New Opportunities Fund between 1999 and 2005 he developed and delivered over £4.5 billion of funding programmes.

Peter's research and consultancy clients include government departments and charitable foundations. Past consultancy work has included the involvement of charities and public bodies in the London 2012 Olympics; the operation of parole processes in England and Wales and global senior management training for BP. Recent clients include the Prince's Charities and the Cabinet Office for whom he has developed the training programme for government grant making.

He has published widely on philanthropy, CSR, and history (notably the period of the First World War). Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a trustee of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Peter plays cricket for Kent over 60s and is President of Kennington Cricket Club for whom he has played over 1,200 times.