Lisa Weaks

Assistant Director and Head of Third Sector
Leadership and Organisational Development

Lisa has more than 25 years’ experience in the voluntary and community sector (VCS), working with UK charitable grant-makers, designing training, leading evaluation and research projects, and developing strategic and funding partnerships. She has authored research reports and articles on the VCS, commissioning and volunteering. 

Since 2016 Lisa has been a part-time Assistant Director in the Leadership and Organisational Development team at The King’s Fund. She is responsible for the GSK IMPACT Awards, a grant and leadership programme that hosts a network of more than 80 health and wellbeing charities. She leads and co-designed the Cascading Leadership programme which supports VCS leaders; and co-leads the Healthy Communities Together programme in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, supporting local partnership working between the NHS, local authorities and the VCS to address health inequalities.

Lisa’s volunteer roles include chair and vice-chair of two grant-making trusts, and volunteering at a local foodbank.