Co-Founder and Producer
Steph is a passionate Community Organiser who believes in local communities' capacity to find their own solutions to the challenges they are facing. In the past, she managed 'Open Project Night', an open-space event held in Pop Brixton that allows community groups to access free space and support to work on their community projects.
Working closely with Brixton-based activists, local groups and grassroots initiatives, she decided that in order to really drive sustainable neighbourhood development; initiatives such as Open Project Night need to engage more strongly with areas and community centres outside of the very gentrified Central Brixton. This is how the idea for OurSpace came to life.
Co-Founder & Programme Design Lead
Georgina is the Founder & CEO of BUD, a social enterprise that helps community entrepreneurs to grow their ideas into businesses. She is the author and designer of Lead Positive Change, a tried and tested community business start up course, and core element of the OurSpace Leaders Programme.
Georgina cares passionately about building people's confidence and leadership skills. She establishes deep peer to peer support systems at the local level, and has more than 10 years experience working in the Lambeth community sector. She was involved with and supported the success of the Open Project Night, where the seeds for OurSpace were planted.
Co-Founder and Strategic Adviser
Yvonne is the Founder and CEO of Ubele Initiative, an organisation supporting BAME community entrepreneurs. She has more than 35 years of professional experience working with organisations and stakeholders ranging from professional front line staff through to senior management, policy makers and planners in local, national and international government, civil society organisations and the corporate sector.
Yvonne has an MA in Community and Social Work, a MSc in Change Agents Skills and Strategies, and professional qualifications in community and youth work, teaching and social work. She has also been on the board of a number of charitable trusts and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning (FIfL) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Fausto is an experienced and trained Community Organiser, facilitator, theatre practitioner and yoga teacher. He mentors and facilitates groups to drive community-led change and fosters deep human connections. Working with a range of innovative facilitation techniques, he is a core part of the design team for the OurSpace leaders programme.
Media and Campaign Strategist
Anita works with community and social enterprises to drive their brand and customer engagement. She has extensive experience leading on communications and media campaigns, and develops the OurSpace comms strategy.