Ugo Ikokwu

Grants Manager, Trust for London

Ugo joined Trust for London in August 2020 as a Grants Manager, and is the lead for the Trust in certain identified London boroughs. Previously, he was Programme Director at The Fore Trust, which enables UK-based small charities and social enterprises to unlock sustainability, efficiency, scale, and impact by providing unrestricted funds. He managed the large volume of grants activity and helped to design The Fore’s participatory place-based grants programme for the borough og Havering.

Before this, he spent six years working at The Social Investment Business (SIB) where he worked across several teams – Investment, Grants and Business Development.

He has extensive knowledge and experience of designing programs and funds that address a range of social issues.

Ugo is currently Chair of the Alpha Grove Centre in Tower Hamlets London and a non-executive director of Do IT NOW NOW (DINN). He was previously Co-Chair for London+Acumen a volunteer-led chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund.