Our Team

Alison Surtees

Co Founder, Trust Administrator and Fund Manager

Alison is a freelance creative producer, photographer and film maker, trainer and social entrepreneur. She is co-founder of Future’s Venture Foundation Trust, helping set up the Radical Independent Art Fund. She is co-founder of Manchester Digital Music Archive, sometime collaborator of Soup Collective, Board Member of Ordsall Community Arts, Fuse Art Space Bradford and Somewhere MCR. She also works with BECTU Sector Union in training and development for professionals from the creative and cultural sector nationally. Alison is Co- Head of ALFUK Network, delivering projects with partners across the EU and MENA regions, through In Place of War.

Cathy Brooks

Finance and Fund Manager

Cathy is a freelance Finance Manager, and is co-founder of Radio Regen, a charity focused on Community Radio and it's development in the region. She is also a bass player, with many years experience recording and performing over the last 40 years. Cathy is also a Dr. of Oncology, an area she moved away from to pursue her love of the arts.