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Matthew Hughes

Grants Officer
Matthew Hughes - Grants Officer

As a Grant Officer, Matthew helps the Taith team to manage grants, gives advice and guidance to programme applicants and participants, and supports the day to day operation of projects.

Having previously worked on Erasmus+ I have heard so many inspirational stories on the impact international mobility has had on participants. I’m grateful to be part of the Taith team working on such an editing programme that will provide so many opportunities to the learners of Wales.

Other Staff

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.


Claire Richardson - Project Officer for Adult Education and Schools

Claire Richardson

Project Officer for Adult Education and Schools

In her role, Claire engages with the schools sector and supports it with all aspects of the Taith programme, raising awareness of the opportunities across the sector in Wales and providing advice and guidance to applicants and beneficiaries. Claire works closely with key stakeholders and contributes to the long-term strategic goals of Taith.

I’m thrilled to be part of this team as I know first hand the benefits from exchange programmes.  This is an exciting opportunity for learners in Wales to learn from others internationally as well as for us to host international visitors and showcase the best of Wales. I look to bring positivity and support to all of the team and look forward to embracing all of the challenges that lie ahead.

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.