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Ellie Bevan

Head of Policy, Programmes & Engagement
Ellie Bevan - Head of Policy, Programmes & Engagement

Ellie works on all things Schools and Youth, from developing the programme and policies, to raising awareness of the programme in the sectors and supporting organisations to apply for Taith funding.

I am really lucky to have had the chance to travel and work abroad in a number of different countries. These experiences have had a hugely positive impact on my life and career and so I’m really excited to work on a programme which enables other young people to have these opportunities. I have a background in widening access, and have seen the huge impact that international experiences can have on the lives of young people.  I’m therefore particularly keen to make sure the Taith programme is accessible and inclusive, and provides opportunities for children and young people who may not otherwise have the chance to travel abroad.


Other Staff

Leah Doherty - Senior Project Manager

Leah Doherty

Senior Project Manager

Leah monitors, supports and plans board, resources and capacity. Leah is involved in most of the portfolios including resource management systems, IT systems, processes and programming for the programme.

I think Taith has the potential to open up opportunities for so many people across Wales and the world. I’m excited to find out more about the organisations and projects that can offer these and how we can help them to do this. We have a really dedicated and passionate team who I love working with. I have a lot of experience managing grant programmes in the voluntary and youth sectors in Wales, both national and international as well as a background in IT systems content development.

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Guy Williams

Systems Support/ Developer Analyst

Guy works as part of the professional service delivery team which is dedicated to the provision of an efficient, effective, customer focused and quality driven IT service to all the Taith team.

‘It was a wonderful opportunity for me to join Taith in May, it is such a lovely team to work for and its a unique programme to be part of and the first of its kind for Wales.  The programme aims to give life-changing experiences for people in Wales to study, train, volunteer and work all over the world.  This programme is exciting and rewarding and it is a privilege to be part of it.’

Holly Coleman - Grants Officer

Holly Coleman

Grants Officer

In my role as Grants Officer, I will be supporting the Taith team in the grants management cycle, providing advice and guidance to programme applicants and participants, and supporting the day-to-day operation of projects.

I have 14 years of experience in Further Education, where I worked to support those who may not have otherwise been able to access the learning opportunities that they had. I am so happy to be able to apply my knowledge, experience and passion to now work with the Taith team to help successful applicants take part in such an innovative and exciting programme.