Prosper welcomes new Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager to support it’s mission of helping others

Prosper Wakefield District (formally Wakefield and District Health & Community Support) are thrilled to announce the appointment of Julie Booth as their Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager as part of the organisations strategic commitment to enhance and expand it’s impact in the local community.

Prosper have been changing the lives of communities across the Wakefield district for over 200 years and remain one of the few independent grant-making organisations in the area who are committed to improving people’s lives by tackling the causes of poverty by supporting people with the greatest health and wellbeing needs.

Research shows that there are inequalities in the levels of funding and inward investment into the sector in Wakefield, compared to other localities with similar challenges and demographics and this role will help to increase funding to address some of these issues by being a catalyst and working across sectors to promote resilience, sustainability and income generation in Wakefield district’s VCSE sector.

This post is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Julie will play a pivotal part in forming partnerships with businesses in the Wakefield district to further allow Prosper to support even more charities in need.

Kath Lindley, CEO of Prosper Wakefield District said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Julie to our team. Julie’s wealth of experience in building partnerships and driving fundraising initiatives will be invaluable as we strive to further our mission of giving back to other charities in need. We believe that Julie will play a vital role in expanding our reach and making a positive impact on even more people in our community”.

The appointment marks an exciting chapter in Prosper Wakefield District’s journey as it seeks to amplify it’s efforts and raise awareness through strategic partnerships to further support other organisations. They are encouraging businesses to get in touch to discuss ways in which they can get involved whether it’s financially, offering volunteering or donating goods and services to be offered to local charities.

Julie brings a wealth of experience to Prosper and has worked in the charity sector for almost 9 years, including managing grants and legacies at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and for the last 3.5 years has been Head of Fundraising at Paces Sheffield.

Julie said:

“Following the launch of our new brand, it’s a real honour to join the wonderful team at Prosper and I can’t wait to get out and about in the local community to meet some of the amazing charities who we have already supported as well as those who need our support. The organisations dedication to making a positive impact is truly inspiring and it’s such an exciting time for Prosper as we start to form meaningful partnerships with organisations across the district. Together with the team, I’m committed to driving positive change and expanding our reach in the Wakefield community”.

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