Matt joined Power to Change in July 2019 and is our Financial Innovation Manager. In his role, Matt is responsible for supporting community businesses to strengthen their financial capabilities, and helping them to develop and maintain sustainable income streams. This includes providing grants to incentivise trading, and designing approaches to boost repayable finance.

Prior to Power to Change, Matt combined his passions of community action and the power of food through managing a training café, and working for FoodCycle, a national charity who help tackle food poverty and social isolation. In his spare time Matt likes baking, hiking, playing a variety of sports (including squash and dodgeball) and visiting the pubs that London has to offer — he even wrote his dissertation on them all those years ago!

“Whether it be a pub, windmill or theatre, people are coming together across England to deliver real change in their communities. I feel very lucky to be working with such inspiring individuals who are making a positive impact on not just their neighbourhood, but our country as a whole.”