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About us

What we do

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About Us

Wakefield Tetley Trust provides grants to support charitable and voluntary activity in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London.

Created out of two charities that have been serving local communities in the area for over 90 years, our Trust was formed from a merger of The Charity of Charlotte Tetley and the Wakefield Trust in 2008. Both charities were inspired by the philanthropic work of Reverend Tubby Clayton. Tubby served as the Vicar of All-Hallows-by-the-Tower Church between 1922-1962, throughout which time he became a tireless advocate for helping disadvantaged people in the local area and believed strongly in serving the communities within which they live.

Our mission today is to enable work that directly benefits people who live or work in the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London. We invite charitable organisations and groups who are working in this space, to apply for a grant if you can meet our funding criteria.

Who we are 

The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees, composed of individuals who have long-standing personal connections within the communities we serve, as well as a range of professional experience that gives us the tools and knowledge to diligently serve the people of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London.

The Trust has eight trustees who meet four times a year. There are two sub-committees:

  • The Grants Committee which considers funding policy
  • Awards grants and the Finance and General Purposes Committee that oversees assets, income and regular management activity.

Our Staff

The Clerks manage the work of the Trust on behalf of the Trustees. They are the first point of contact for grant applicants and all other enquiries.

Our Trustees

  • Paddy Kelly Chair
    Paddy Kelly Chair Paddy is a Partner at Laytons ETL, legal and tax advisors. He is a Member of the Worshipful Company of World Traders and a Freeman of the City of London. Paddy specialises in international trade and European Community law.
  • Peter Delaney
    Peter Delaney Peter is a former Archdeacon of London and his interests include inter-relationships with other Trusts in the area and social outreach. He is a former Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower and has a longstanding involvement as a Trustee.
  • Mohima Kamaly
    Mohima Kamaly Mohima is a professional Play Manager, with expertise in child protection and fundraising. She has worked in the voluntary sector for over 17 years and in 2018 and has an excellent understanding of the needs of young people in Tower Hamlets.
  • Tim McNally Chair - Finance & General Purposes sub-committee
    Tim McNally Chair - Finance & General Purposes sub-committee Tim works as CEO of a technology consultancy. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Tim is an Alderman of the London Borough of Southwark and a Freeman of the City of London.
  • Clare Murphy Chair - Grants Sub-Committee
    Clare Murphy Chair - Grants Sub-Committee Clare is the chair of the grants sub-committee and has 30 years experience as a community development worker with a youth and community projects. Clare gained experience of the diverse communities, groups, organisations and bodies in Tower Hamlets.
  • Stuart Morganstein¬†
    Stuart Morganstein  Stuart stepped down as Chair of the Trust in 2021. He is currently Senior Research Fellow in the Medical Architecture Research Unit, South Bank University, a Warden of Bevis Marks Synagogue and a Liveryman of the Barbers Company.
  • Dawn Plimmer
    Dawn Plimmer Dawn is Head of Practice at Collaborate, helping public services collaborate to tackle complex social challenges. Dawn is also a trustee of the Alec Dickson Trust, is passionate about social justice, learning and service design.
  • Clare Payne
    Clare Payne Clare joined the Board of Trustees in 2021. Clare has over twenty years of work experience in the voluntary sector and currently works as a freelancer. Most recently she was Economic Justice Programme Manager at the Barrow Cadbury Trust.