Steph Nixon

/ Steph Nixon

Projects Officer 

London Office


Areas of expertise:

  • Grant management 
  • Flexi-Grant
  • Community engagement and projects
  • Events and communication



"I am passionate about ensuring grant programmes run smoothly to benefit individuals and organisations across the UK. Working at Rocket Science, it is great to be part of projects that have such a large impact. I enjoy collaborating with clients to provide a top quality service.

I have a strong interest in helping voluntary, charitable and governmental organisations to enhance their services. As a Rocket Scientist, I enjoy being part of the variety of work we do, from grants management to evaluating programmes."


 Before I was a Rocket Scientist

Prior to joining Rocket Science in 2016, I worked for a grant-giving charity offering one to one advice and grants to individuals. This gave me extensive experience of grants administration, advising people on improving their circumstances and building relationships with local organisations.

I have completed a BA in Social Policy at the University of Warwick and an MSc in Social Problems and Interventions at the University of Amsterdam. Throughout my degrees I have applied strong research and analytical skills. For my final research project I examined regeneration in Amsterdam North, examining the ways local government and small community groups cooperated.

 My recent projects include:

  • FreeSport:As the first point of contact for all our FreeSport projects, it is my responsibility to support projects, helping local organisations, community groups and volunteers get London active. This involves streamlining the application process, monitoring and evaluating projects, and producing summary reports.