None of our work would have been possible without the support of our funders, trustees and our committed and hardworking team of staff
Claire Cooper, Trustee
Board of Trustees
- Sarah Taylor (Chair)
Head of Impact and Evaluation at the Coram group of children’s charities
- Marian Mahoney (Vice Chair)
Resident on Old Willow Close site in Tower Hamlets, secretary to the site residents’ group and actively involved in LGT’s campaigns for many years.
- Richard Bennett (Treasurer)
Former teacher and councillor, who provides training to councillors on issues facing Gypsies and Travellers.
- Tessa Buchanan
Barrister at Garden Court Chambers practising in the fields of housing, homelessness, community care, mental health, and education.
- Claire Cooper
Formerly a senior civil servant in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government and the Home Office.
- Sarah Edwards
Lecturer at University of Oxford with Romany and Traveller heritage.
- Tunji Makanju
Finance Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation.
- Giorgio Mariani
Institutional fundraiser who wants to support the work of London Gypsies and Travellers.
- Holly-Gale Millette
University lecturer and academic specialising in cultures and identity, who researches the cultural history of the Bargee Traveller.
- Mark Penfold
ASIST trained mental health crises volunteer and an English Gypsy.
- Helena Kiely-Savin
Joined the board in 2020. She is an Irish Traveller and Director of The Really NEET Project, a social enterprise providing alternative education to 16-25 with Special Educational Needs. As a qualified youth worker, Helena brings to the board her experience and passion for working with young people.
- Baring Foundation
- BBC Children in Need
- Heritage Fund
- Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme
- Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- Lloyds Bank Foundation
- London Borough of Hackney
- London Community Response Fund
- Trust for London