Anna joined the team in 2018 as Managing Editor at Pioneers Post and Fable Bureau, bringing over 10 years' experience as a freelance journalist, writer/editor and communications specialist. With a focus on international development and social enterprise, Anna has also worked in-house at international organisations including Euclid Network, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and British Council, as well as for a Brussels-based communications agency. She oversaw the communications of the Belgian government's aid work in Tanzania for a year, and has led community/youth media projects in Uganda and Kenya and more recently through the youth charity Exposure in north London. Anna is a Fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise programme.
UK high street banks have been called upon to support emergency loan fund for social ventures, while social investors promise three-week turnaround and regular reviews to adapt and improve the fund where needed.
UK social investors have asked the government to contribute to a multimillion pound liquidity fund, while voluntary sector representatives warn charities face a £4.3bn funding shortfall over the next 12 weeks.