OUR FOOTWORKERS

We are a small (but mighty) network of contributors united in the belief that supporting local social innovation builds resilient communities and leads to positive, lasting, social change.

 

We work with a close network of Social Innovators and Critical Friends, with backgrounds ranging across social enterprise, community organisations, finance, the built environment and media.

CORE TEAM

Clare Richards

Clare Richards

Founding Director

Rachel Calton

Rachel Calton

PR Strategist

Naomi Rubbra

Naomi Rubbra

Operations Director

Hugh Richards

Hugh Richards

Trustee

Abbie Hedaux

Abbie Hedaux

Programme Assistant

David Souden

David Souden

Trustee

Nkhanise Phiri

Nkhanise Phiri

Communications Stategist

SOCIAL INNOVATOR COLLABORATORS

Social Innovators who we have collaborated with and who we continue to turn to for advice, support and expertise as our project portfolio grows.

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Marianna Hay MBE

Marianna Hay MBE

Co-Founder Take Note

Marianna’s career has focused on using music for social change, first as a music teacher with the Teach First programme (2007-2010) and then as the Founder of Orchestras for All (2011). Ten years on, OFA is a sector leading, award winning charity that aims to break down barriers to give all young people the life-changing experience of making music together.

In 2017-2018, Marianna spent a year as a Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme and was awarded an MBE in 2020 for services to music education.

Since 2019, Marianna has been working as Co-Founder of Take Note, an initiative that aims to strengthen and support innovative artistic collaborations between unlikely allies to deliver social change within communities.

Emily Webb

Emily Webb

Co-Founder Take Note

Emily has over 10 years’ experience in the arts-for-social-change sector. She is co-founder and co-director of collaboration initiative Take Note and is currently Producer at international theatre company Good Chance, working with artists, partners and people seeking sanctuary to deliver the The Walk with Little Amal, pop-up ‘Theatres of Hope’ in refugee centres around the world and the Change the Word Poetry Collective.

She previously worked as Head of Programmes and Interim Executive Director of national charity First Story, where she launched the UK’s first ever National Writing Day, and at Ministry of Stories, where convened the sector’s advocacy think tank comprised of 14 leading creative writing education organisations.

Take Note has been incubated and funded by Footwork since its inception.