Trustees / Governance

Living Springs is a registered charitable company (details at the foot of this page) and based in Stourton, near Stourbridge, West Midlands.

Our aim is to provide care, support and hope to vulnerable children and families through a range of services. You will find details on this web site, and other information is available via the Charity Commission web site. Profiles of the charity trustees are given below.

Do contact us about any of the services offered.

Jane Chapman
Centre Director


Robert Chapman (Company Director): Joint founder and director of Living Springs in 1988. Managing Director of a Black Country electrical family business. Technical education with qualifications in electronic servicing and satellite distribution. Passionate about seeing lives changed and people having a chance of reaching their full potential.

Anna Gillespie (Chief Executive, CHADD):
Anna started her career in a church-based social action project and has 20 years’ experience and expertise from across the social housing, and health and care sectors. She is passionate about social action and working together with communities and the voluntary sector to promote collaboration.

Rev J P Grant:
Jon Grant is the founder member of Krunch UK and chair of Sandwell Forum for Voluntary Youth Organisations as well as chair of the VCS forum on behalf of Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations. Jon is also an ordained Elim minister serving at Sandwell Christian Centre.

Samantha Knight

Ian Nicholls (Company Director):
Married with 2 adult children.Works in a legal costing firm which he jointly set up in 1993. Trustee of Living Springs since 1999. Elder of Birmingham Christian centre. Interests include walking, music, cycling, and trying to keep fit.

He helped set up Birmingham Central Foodbank which commenced in September 2011, and is part of the original steering group. He has a heart for the vulnerable in society and desires to see lives changed by positive input, fairness and opportunity. 

Centre Director

Jane Chapman MBE, BSc (Hons) (Living Springs Centre Director): A qualified Social Worker, Jane's qualifications include: Diploma in Social Work, Diploma in Advanced Child Care, BSc (Hons) Child Care Practice (Advanced Social Work Degree), NVQ level 4 Management, Social Work Post Qualifying Award I, Practice Assessors Award and NVQ level 3 Caring for Children and Young People.