Who we are

Funding FISH is a grant makers collaborative dedicated to achieving sustainable fisheries in Europe.

We recognise implementing the recently reformed Common Fisheries Policy presents real opportunities for progress and yet there will also be significant challenges.

In 2015 a handful of philanthropic foundations came together to benefit from working more closely and pooling resources.

Funding FISH is a registered charity in England and Wales, charity no 1163785

The current funding partners are...

Heather Ludemann

Programme Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and leads the work on marine conservation and fisheries management in the U.S.

Kristian Parker

Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Oak Foundation and a member of its founding family.

Louisa Hooper

Louisa Hooper is Programme Manager, Environment for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch.

Karlijn Steinbusch

Programme Manager of the People and Nature Programme at the Adessium Foundation.

"The coming period until 2020 will be crucial for the successful implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy. Funding Fish is one of our key partners on this issue and adds value for the Adessium Foundation; acting as a strategic grantmaker, enabling us to align our funding with others and benefiting from the collective knowledge and experience of those involved."

Steph Stares

Steph Stares - Environment Fund Manager at the Waterloo Foundation.

Stephen Campbell

Campaigns Leader at the Oak Foundation.

"Funding Fish is a critical and trusted partner for the Oak Foundation in our fisheries work in Europe, with the experience, knowledge and connections necessary for impactful and efficient grant making. 


Sara Lowell

Marine Programme Director, the Marisla Foundation

Valentine Demole

Director IF international foundation.

Tristram Lewis

Funding FISH Director and leads the initiative on the behalf of the funding partners