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UK Community Foundations appoints new Revitalising Trusts Manager

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UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has appointed Laura Cameron Long as Revitalising Trusts Manager, Cameron Longe joins UKCF permanently after working in funding and fundraising for over 15 years.

Cameron Long’s role will see her help inactive trusts donate their funds to UKCF, their local community foundation or charities in need. Since its inception in 2018, the programme has revitalised over GBP30 million – helping to make a huge difference to local communities and their projects throughout the country. Prior to joining UKCF, Cameron Long worked across various fundraising strands including community fundraising, individual giving, trusts and foundations as well as working with high-net worth individuals and in the corporate sector.
 
Previously employed as Fundraising and Development Manager for Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue, Cameron Long’s career in fundraising has seen her help to raise funds for a variety of sectors including the arts, international medical development, and a local hospice. Laura also holds a Certificate of Fundraising and BA degree in Drama and Theatre studies.
 
Cameron Long says: “I’ve always been passionate about raising funds for good causes – so am thrilled to have joined the team at UK Community Foundations. The Revitalising Trusts Programme ensures that dormant assets are once again used in the way they were always intended to be used – supporting grassroots projects which have a significant impact at the heart of our communities. I’m delighted to be a part of a programme that helps trustees, charities and communities to continue making a difference.”
 
Rosemary Macdonald, UKCF CEO, says: “Laura will be pivotal to the on-going success of the Revitalising Trusts Programme which will be reaching out to around 500 more inactive trusts in the year ahead. Collectively the funds held in dormant trusts could make a huge difference to local communities – we’re looking forward to seeing the impact that Laura’s funding expertise will have.”

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