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Wil Woan

Wil worked at the Big Lottery Fund for 12 years, where he spent time as an assessor, an outreach officer and policy lead for a range of investment programmes. Wil was appointed CEO of Heart Valve Voice on the 1st January 2016. He is also Director of his own funding consultancy that manages a number of elite athlete's charities.

Whilst working as an assessor at the Big Lottery Fund he was responsible for working in partnership with key stakeholders across the NW in developing multi million pound bids to the New Opportunities Fund PE & Sport programme. During this time he was tasked with business planning, sustainability planning and key delivery models of both revenue and capital grants.

Whilst working as an outreach officer he was responsible for encouraging, supporting and ensuring good quality bids were received across the North West. He also spent time on secondment with Government on the £250m myplace programme and designed best practice and best value across this investment.

Wil’s funding consultancy works across the sports sector and he manages a team of bid writers that provide support to professional sports clubs across the UK. The consultancy also manages a number of elite athlete's charities including cyclists, badminton, rugby league and cricket professionals.