Meet our new Trustee, Josh Babarinde
This month we're introducing you to our newest Trustee, Josh Babarinde. You might recognise him from some TFN and Young Funding Network events where he has previously pitched:
"I'm the founder of Cracked It, London's social enterprise smartphone repair service staffed by young ex-offenders and youths at risk. We were named Social Enterprise of the Year in 2018.
Cracked It's first ever pitch for funding was at YFN's Crowdbacker with Year Here, and I've pitched at TFN since, so I can vouch for just how critical a role TFN's support is at such an early stage! It's fantastic to bring the perspective of being on the other side of the table to the Board.
Charities - and social enterprises, in particular - really excite me because they innovate for ways to bring brand new finance into the social impact sector, in the context of a tough funding environment. Start-up funding can be tricky to come by - especially when your idea is brand new. I love that TFN members are willing and have no hesitation in backing fresh, emerging innovations. It's an honour to be able to support the work of these fighter and believer organisations in my role as a TFN trustee.
Whenever I get spare time, I can be found on a political campaign trail or watching a repeat of a Bear Grylls TV show."