Kelly Rust

Director of Grants and Impact

Kelly brings 20 years of experience as a staff member, volunteer, trustee and consultant in small and large charities and social businesses, with over 13 years in senior leadership positions.

Her last role was Director of Operations at RISE Mutual CIC (an employee owned mutual focused on behavioural change) and her previous roles include managing quality, projects and partnerships at CGL (a substance misuse charity), roles at Australian Red Cross, Deputy Director at Prisoners’ Education Trust and Head of Operations & Resources at BASSAC.


Kelly is LCF’s Director of Grants and Impact which means she is responsible for all programme strategy and operational delivery, overseeing LCF’s >100 grant making programmes and fantastic programmes team - the ‘heartbeat’ of LCF!

Ask her about…

Criminal justice (prisoners, victims and offender management), substance misuse and people with multiple and complex needs

We Love London

Kelly loves the South Bank, the Retro Bar, the people, vibrancy, diversity and excitement of London

Did you know…

Kelly has walked over hot coals (and didn’t burn her feet!)