Manchester City Council
Savannah Wisdom worked with Manchester City Council to set up a Hardship Fund during the Pandemic to support freelance artists with grants to help them through a difficult time when no other support was available.
Savannah Wisdom has also worked with the Council on a programme to build the skills and confidence of young Asian girls in some of the more marginalised communities of Manchester, having concluded research on what causes the barrier to employment among young Asian Women.
British Asian Trust
Shalni Arora is a trustee of the British Asian Trust and Chair of the Finance and Risk committee.
The British Asian Trust is a unique organisation led and driven by the South Asian diaspora and by a powerful belief that traditional approaches to philanthropy and development will not alone, solve the challenges of the region.
The programmes tackle problems and inequalities in the areas of education, livelihoods, mental health, anti-trafficking, and conservation.
They work in partnership with others to design and deliver programmes, raise funds, convene partnerships that combine new social finance tools, philanthropy, and technology to deliver impact at scale. They focus on outcomes driven programmes, so that they are delivering and measuring real change for the communities they serve.