Zoe Abrahamson

Zoe Abrahamson

Senior funding adviser

Zoe Abrahamson is Bond’s senior funding adviser. She coordinates Bond’s funding stream, acting as conduit between funders and NGOs. She helps NGOs realise the need to diversify their income sources, reducing reliance on traditional grants and exploring other opportunities.

Before joining Bond she was a programme development specialist at Plan International UK, where she developed multi-million pound commercial consortia bids for DFID. She was a programme manager at Target TB, where she managed health programmes in Zambia, India and East Timor for a range of donors including DFID, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. Prior to this she worked Itad, a leading Monitoring & Evaluation consultancy for the development sector.


23 May 2022
Our latest work on funding looks at whether generating income can not only help with the financial sustainability of organisations, but also support a shift in power to social activists and communities. What have we learned so far?
Money arranged into a world map
24 November 2021
Bond's funding policy manager, Zoe Abrahamson recently convened a group of UK and international fundraisers to find out how Bond can better support NGOs to fundraise in ways that support locally-led development. Here are her reflections.
2 August 2021
With so much riding on the international development strategy, we will be anxious to see whether ODA remains focused on delivering long-term, sustainable and community-led programmes, for the people who need them the most.
28 October 2020
Crucial financial challenges that all organisations need to consider to survive the Covid-19 pandemic and plan for the future.
People fundraising in the UK before Covi-19
12 May 2020
As traditional fundraising events and activities are cancelled, here are some ideas to change how your charity raises money from the UK public.
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village.
12 February 2020
In an increasingly competitive funding environment, it's crucial that INGOs diversify their funding models to remain sustainable. Here are five tips on how to do so.
Zoe Abrahamson, Juliet Chua and Graham Mackay open our Funding for Development Conference
10 October 2019
Highlights and takeaways from our third annual Funding for Development Conference.
London at night
15 August 2019
In order to realise the Civil Society strategy, the new government needs to produce a plan as to how it will be achieved.
Map of the world with different currencies
26 September 2018
Four takeaways from ICAI's new performance review of DFID's approach to value for money in procurement.
People with arms in the air
9 August 2018
The most important parts of the government's new Civil Society Strategy, which sets the direction of government policy towards civil society over the next decade.