Cathryn is the Grants Director at John Lyon’s Charity, a role she has been in since 2007. She has been instrumental in the development of the Charity since it started giving grants in the early 1990s. Cathryn leads on the strategic development of the Charity’s core purpose in grant-giving and manages the Grants Team to run effective funding processes. Cathryn is particularly interested in helping schools work with mental health professionals to develop effective models to assist with children’s resilience and emotional wellbeing. She also works closely with large Arts institutions to bring creative learning to the heart of their work.