Governance & Funders

Governance and Funders

Belong Nottingham is managed by a board of five trustees who provide an additional layer of strength to the charity. Our Trustees provide much needed insight into the refugee experience, guidance and supporting our management and projects.

The Board of trustees is made up of:

Chair : Judith Kobutungi
Judith works as a Social Worker assistant, supporting unaccompanied asylum seeker young people to settle in the UK.

Vice Chair : Luc Itongua
Luc is the vice-chair who is an experienced DJ working in Community Radio.  Luc has also presented large scale conferences on the needs of refugees on behalf of Belong.

Secretary : Joseph Kamoga
Joseph is our secretary and has experience of financial management in his paid work.  Joseph is also qualified in computer sciences and maintains our IT equipment as well as offering training to members voluntarily.

Treasurer: Paul Mwangi
Paul is our treasurer and has many years experience of running restaurants and bar businesses in Africa and the UK.

Board member: Christian Pembele
Christian is a trustee and has offered his services as a volunteer to support our advice, information and advocacy support for new refugees and asylum seekers.

Our funding base is varied and has expanded over the years. To date we have had support from many reputable charitable trusts and statutory funding from central and local government. The charity has received funding from the BIG Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, European social fund, HMRC, Boots Charitable foundation, Lloyds Foundation, BBC Children in Need, Nottingham City Council, Castle Cavendish, Comic relief and the generous donations from members of the community.

We would like to thank all the funders who have provided support to our work.