Funding Your Project and Working with NGOs

AOP Brunch Club Series 2, Episode 3

Monday 10 October at 13:00 BST

Introducing the AOP’s successful Breakfast Club series from 2021, with AOP Photographer and board director, Carol Allen-Storey, now at the new time of 1pm, so more appropriately called Brunch Club.

Carol invites a panel discussion with her guests from the 2021 programme to take a look at where we all are post-COVID, how they coped and what they are looking towards.

Event Details

AOP Photographer and one of the AOP’s board directors, Carol Allen-Storey hosts the third in the series of the AOP Breakfast Club – moving the session to lunchtime – and talks with guest panelists… to discuss what funding opportunities there are, and what you need to know about working with NGOs including their structures, plus dealing with overseas logistics.

Carol will be joined by selected guest panelists: Jenny Matthews, documentary photographer and film maker and Ivy LahonHead of Creative Content and Stories for Save the Children



Carol Allen-Storey, photojournalist and AOP non-executive board member

Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling complex humanitarian and social issues. Her imagery illuminating people’s dignity and quest for survival reflects the unique trust and respect she engenders with her subjects


Jenny Matthews, documentary photographer and film maker

Represented by Panos Pictures, Jenny Matthews has worked as a photographer since 1982. Her work has been commissioned and published in a wide range of international magazines including Marie Claire, Guardian Weekend magazine, The Sunday Times, The Independent Magazine, Night and Day magazine and the Independent on Sunday Review.

She also done substantial work for development organisations (including Save the Children, Action Aid, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Sight Savers) particularly in Latin America, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.

Her book Women and War was published in 2003 by Mets and Shilt in Holland, Pluto Press in UK and University of Michigan in USA. It was short-listed for the John Kobal book award and was highly commended.

The exhibition ‘Women and War’ was shown in London, Newcastle, Aberystwyth and Nottingham in 2003/4, and in The Imperial War Museum, Manchester, and St Mungo’s Museum, Glasgow in 2005.


Ivy Lahon, Head of Creative Content and Stories for Save the Children

Ivy Lahon is a communications and content specialist with 18 years’ experience commissioning award-winning creative content for NGOs and national editorial titles. Ivy is currently head of creative content and stories at Save The Children and oversees comms for fundraising and campaigns across print, online and digital. She is passionate about innovative, authentic and ethical humanitarian storytelling and producing strategic, world-class multimedia content that amplifies brand, engages audiences and inspires them to act. She has produced large scale, long term multimedia projects worldwide and oversees a team that is linked closely to the children Save works with globally.

Prior to moving to NGO’s, Ivy worked as associate picture editor at The Independent and ‘i’ paper for ten years commissioning reportage, portraiture and features photography during some of the biggest breaking global news stories of the decade. In the past she has picture edited for The Guardian and Time Out and spent 2 years working with Amnesty International on photographic projects including the first book by former Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan and the imagery for Amnesty’s 50th anniversary in 2011. She is a visiting lecturer in Photojournalism at UK universities and is a mentor for young photographers at the London College of Communication.



For the hybrid event, please book your tickets to attend in person in advance using the buttons above.

An affordable fee apply to access members and non-members (excl. students).

Note: Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser; Any questions about the event advertised please contact us at; If you are registering from overseas welcome, we look forward to you joining us as well.

With thanks to London Metropolitan University who have kindly provided the location and resources for this event.

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