Manisha Patel

Manisha Patel
Policy and Learning Manager, Big Lottery Fund

Manisha has worked at the Big Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of good-cause funding raised by the National Lottery for the last ten years.  Since 2004, the Big Lottery Fund has awarded over £6billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes, with 80-90 per cent of funding awarded to voluntary and community sector organisations.

Manisha works in the local team and is responsible for stakeholder relationships at a strategic level in Birmingham, gathering local intelligence is key to influencing decision making at the Fund. Before joining in the Big Lottery Fund Manisha worked for a consultancy and has experience of gathering learning and evaluation.