PRS Foundation rejigs grants team

Leading UK music charity PRS Foundation has announced the appointment of a new senior grants and programmes manager, communications coordinator and grants and programmes manager.

Becci Scotcher will take on the senior role, with Alison Williams joining as communications coordinator and Elizabeth Sills being promoted to grants and programmes manager. Westley Holdsworth becomes grants coordinator.

Scotcher, who will lead the planning, management and evaluation of all PRS Foundation’s grants and programme activities, is a music and arts industry professional with over 17 years’ experience.

She was a core member of the Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales team, and has advised the likes of JAAK, Help Musicians UK, Association of Independent Music, Welsh Government, and Arts Council of Wales.

She previously held roles at Roadrunner Records, Welsh Music Foundation and Wales Arts International.

Williams joins the organisation to deliver the communications strategy and run the PRS Foundation website and social media.

She has a background in film and venue management including Walthamstow Assembly Hall and most recently worked on Borough of Culture for the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Current PRS Foundation staff, Sills and Holdsworth both receive promotions, with Sills now working across the organisation’s Open Programme, The Composers’ Fund, Resonate, and New Music Biennial.

Westley will co-ordinate the applications and assessment processes across all the Foundation’s schemes, with a particular focus on the Foundation’s Open Programme, Classical Schemes and partnerships.

Joe Frankland, PRS Foundation chief executive, said: ‘I am delighted to welcome both Becci and Alison to PRS Foundation. Both are experienced in their respective fields and will bring a new dynamism and knowledge base to our already fantastic team.

‘I’m also incredibly proud to promote team members Elizabeth and Westley. They have both proven their talents and dedication and I look forward to seeing them develop further in their new roles within our exciting new team.’

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