My background is working in the UK charity sector. I have considerable grant-making experience including managing programmes for national funders BBC Children in Need and Lloyds Bank Foundation. In 2015, I established Emma Beeston Consultancy to advise philanthropists and foundations on effective giving. I am a guest lecturer on CASS Business School’s Charity Masters Programme and co-creator and lecturer of the ‘Advising Donors’ module for University of Kent’s Masters in Philanthropic Giving.
I specialise in philanthropy in the UK and have a particular passion for the smaller organisations working with marginalised people and unpopular causes. Giving to these lesser known groups can often have greater impact.
Facilitating strategy away days for the Oak Foundation
Scoping study on arts and heritage funding for Mercers’ Company
Designing a new grant making programme for CAF
Strategy review for AIM Foundation
Assessments and grant management for Comic Relief
Delivering training for Association of Charitable Foundations