John Griffiths

Managing Director, Rocket Science

John Griffiths is the co-founder and Managing Director of Rocket Science UK Ltd, a consultancy practice established in 2001.  With offices in London, the North East and Edinburgh, Rocket Science has developed a range of grant management services, working for among others the former Regional Development Agencies, Greater London Authority and Newcastle City Council.  In addition to administering funds in London, including the GLA’s FreeSport and Get Moving programmes, Rocket Science regularly evaluates programmes’ effectiveness and impact, engaging and consulting London partners and stakeholders, as well as conducting evaluations of national programmes such as the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Transition Fund.

As a trustee of London Funders, John has been a member of the reference group which worked on The Way Ahead report on the future of civil society support in London.  A regular blogger on the London Funders’ website, he is also the Board’s representative on the London’s Giving project.  John is a former elected member of LB Tower Hamlets where he is also a non-executive Director of the award-winning social enterprise, Bikeworks CIC, based in Bethnal Green.