Fozia Irfan

Chief Executive at the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation


Fozia is Chief Executive at the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, a grantmaking organisation which provides over £1m funding to local communities through voluntary organisations. The Foundation aims to encourage local philanthropy and giving directly to the communities who need it the most. Fozia is a trustee of the Association of Charitable Foundations and the Funders Alliance for Race Equality, advocating for a deeper understanding of inequality and how to effectively address it through funding. Fozia was also part of the National Steering Group of the Local Trust in its research on Empowered Communities in the 2020’s, investigating the best methods to enable communities to grow and prosper. In addition, Fozia sits on the Regional Advisory Panel for Children in Need and the Board of the Wakefield and Tetley Trust, both funders addressing poverty and deprivation, in their areas. A qualified solicitor, Fozia has just completed a Masters in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment at Cass Business School.

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