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Meet the team

Our specialised team and how we can support you

How we work with you


Our Philanthropy Managers work with UK-based donors to support their philanthropic journey and allocate funding to our programmes in the UK and internationally. 

Trusts and Foundations

Our dedicated Trust and Foundations team build long-term relationships with donors of all sizes – from institutional partners and large national foundations to smaller family trusts who provide invaluable funding to support children to build a brighter future.  

Middle East

We have been supporting children in the Middle East for over 60 years, with our first official office established in Lebanon in 1954. We have a dedicated team who work with philanthropists, foundations and trusts in the Middle East, and in 2021 we launched our Islamic Philanthropy Fund during Ramadan. 


Our dedicated Africa team focus on raising funds from and for our programmes in over 35 African countries. Our Philanthropy Managers work with Save the Children UK’s Africa Advisory Board who help us reach, engage and bring supporters from, and in, the Africa diaspora closer to our work. 

We opened our first African programme  – a child welfare centre in Ethiopia – in the early 1930’s and over the years have continued to work with communities across Africa, from responding to epidemics and drought to providing life-saving healthcare.


Interim Director of Philanthropy

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks has worked for Save the Children for 8 years, now leading our philanthropy work; focusing on generating investment and building mutually beneficial, long lasting partnerships with philanthropists across the UK, Middle East and Africa. 

Working alongside our development board for Save the Children's Global Malnutrition Initiative, Chris has also led a number of transformational fundraising partnerships, including our malnutrition programmes in India, Education Empowerment projects in Sierra Leone, and our Search and Rescue operations in the Mediterranean. 

Chris previously worked as Director for a refugee supporting charity in the North of England, prior to this working extensively on a Global Change programme for the British Council.


If you'd like to speak to someone from the philanthropy team, please email philanthropy@savethechildren.org.uk or call 020 7012 6400.

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