Kieron Wasdall

Grants Manager – London office

Kieron is a Grants Manager at Rocket Science. Prior to working at Rocket Science, Kieron gained a wealth of experience across both fundraising and grant making, most recently working at the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity, where he managed the end-to-end application process for the small grants programme in the East of England. Kieron’s academic background is in politics and communication, with particular interests in International Relations, Public Relations and Political Marketing.  

BA International Relations, University of Essex  

MA Political Communications, Goldsmiths University of London  


Specialist areas

  • Grant making including assessment and administration 
  • Fundraising 


  • Greater London Authority – design and management of Young Londoners Fund (£45m)  
  • L&Q Foundation – design and management of The Place Makers Fund (£1.7m) 
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – design and management of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund  

Little weaknesses

  • Playing football (badly) 
  • The Thick of It  
  • Any novel written by Bernard Cornwell