Graham has worked in the charity sector for over 27 years at both national and local levels. During this time he has secured investment in the region of £15m from agencies such as ESF, Big Lottery Fund and other grant making trusts. At Young Lancashire he has developed the organisation over the past 20 years into a trusted, effective and recognised brand across the VCSE in Lancashire. Becoming a PQASSO mentor in 2009, Graham has supported over 25 local VCSE organisations to develop their quality assurance systems, enabling many to grow and secure new funding.