Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury

Grants Officer – London office

Hanna-Mariam Chowdhury is a Grants Officer at Rocket Science. She obtained a degree in Journalism in 2017 and has since worked across a range of areas, including grants and programme management, award contracting, events production, digital Journalism, SEN teaching and data analysis. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with a diverse portfolio of people, such as corporate funders, external stakeholders, international partners, small charities, event attendees, and school pupils with SEN, among others.  She has also mentored young refugees through Breadwinners, a charity that teaches young refugees and asylum seekers customer services skills through selling artisanal bread and bakery products. 

Specialist areas

  • Funding and grants 
  • Events management 
  • Mentoring  
  • Programme management 
  • Writing 


  • Youth Futures Foundation (£8m) – design and management of the Development and Impact Fund and Infrastructure Resilience Fund   
  • Greater London Authority – design and management of  Young Londoners Fund (£45m)  and Sport Unites 
  • L&Q Foundation – design and management of The Place Makers Fund (£1.7m)  
  • Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) (£1.2m) 

Little weaknesses

  • Vegan All Sorts sweets
  • Cats