A new charity support body set up last year to strengthen the capital’s voluntary sector has made huge strides towards its launch.
The hub for London last week announced the appointment of its first CEO, Margaret Cooney, to take forward the new organisation which will bring together and provide support to the capital’s voluntary sector.
The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder and London’s largest independent grant giver, City Bridge Trust, is the main funder of the initiative, awarding £350,000 towards its first year of operation.
The hub for London, which is being hosted by Greater London Volunteering, will strengthen the charity sector in the capital by providing access to business, organisational, technical and enterprise support to civil society organisations, as well as online resources.
Margaret joins Hub for London at a pivotal time in the organisation’s launch as a new Civil Society infrastructure body that will have Londoners’ needs at the heart of all its activities.
Having previously made substantial impact with V-Inspired and The Big Lottery, Margaret brings a wealth of experience, skill and knowledge with her to this new role.
Recruitment is currently underway for five members of staff to drive forward the initiative. The hub for London will then formally launch later this year in the Autumn.