Fancy joined the Board in February 2022 having initially been a Trust Ambassador
Fancy has spent her entire professional career (and personal life) in service to social, economic, environmental, and racial justice/equity. She has done this as a fundraiser, business development leader, grant-maker, action researcher, director/executive, and activist/campaigner for various organisations including The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP), The Young Foundation, CityYear UK, and ippr’s Migration Equalities and Citizenship team. Fancy also proudly served on the board of Praxis Community Projects and Enterprises and is a member of IMPACT100.
Over the past two years, as a Strategic Advisor to TSIP, and through her start-up social impact advisory business (The Dot & The Line) Fancy has been on a mission to support individuals and organisations to mobilize resources (human, financial, etc) and rigorous learning for positive social impact. In this capacity, she has worked with The Black Global Trust, WorldSkills UK, British Science Association, The Wellcome Trust, Guys & St Thomas’ Charity (GSTC), London Community Foundation/Met Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), Black Thrive, Pilotlight, The Ubele Initiative, and Migration Exchange (housed at Global Dialogue), to name a few.
Fancy is acutely passionate about issues affecting underserved communities especially children, young people, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
The Board appointed Fancy as the Portal Trust’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion in February 2023.