Tessa joined Blagrave in 2016 and oversees all our regional funding partnerships in the South East leading on our first strategic objective: investing in youth organisations.
Tessa has a career of 20 years working in the voluntary youth sector, including spells at the National Youth Agency, the Young Foundation and the Regional Youth Work Unit in the South West. She is home based, and lives in Frome. She works alongside Blagrave partners to learn from their work with young people and support successful grants. Tessa is a trustee of Off the Record, a youth counselling charity in Bath.
Tessa has worked in the voluntary sector for her whole career and is motivated and moved by the opportunity to bring lasting change to young people’s lives.