Fozia Irfan

Arts, Cultural & Heritage Fundraising Virtual Summit 2020

Fozia Irfan
Bedford and Luton Community Foundation

Fozia is Chief Executive at the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, a grantmaking organisation which provides over £5m funding to local communities. She is a trustee of the Association of Charitable Foundations and the Funders Alliance for Race Equality, advocating for a deeper understanding of inequality and how to effectively address it through funding. Fozia was also part of the National Steering Group of the Local Trust in its research on Empowered Communities in the 2020’s and was Commissioner for the Inclusive Growth Commission. Fozia is currently leading the Diversity Equity and inclusion Coalition of 15 foundations, implementing DEI frameworks in their work. She was awarded the Charity Times ‘Rising CEO Star’ in 2018 and one of the ’25 most influential Charity Leaders’

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