Participants will be provided with the option to pick one of the following choices of content, and will be allocated all sessions in that choice.
Choice 1 – Webinar stream: Empowering others
Lessons from the CAF Resilience Programme
Anisha Chaudhuri, Senior Manager, Advisory and Business Development, Charities Aid Foundation
Beth Clarke, Programme Manager, CAF Resilience Programme, Charities Aid Foundation
CAF Resilience was launched as a £2.2m collaborative funding model to enable ten small charities (income < £1m) with unrestricted funding, advisory support, peer-networks and learning. This unique funder plus approach provided the flexibility to design bespoke solutions based on a charity’s needs rather than the funder mandate. With the programme coming to an end after four years, we have the opportunity to reflect on the key levers of the programme that have now been stress-tested by the Covid-19 crisis. Anisha Chaudhuri and Beth Clarke used the CAF Resilience end-of-programme report to unravel what resilience is, what resilience funding could look like and the role of a thoughtful funder in enabling charity resilience.
Covid-19 beyond the frontline: investing in community infrastructure
Suzanne Halliwell, Senior Manager, Whitley Bay Big Local
Jayne Humm, Head of Research and Learning, Local Trust
Angus McCabe, Senior Fellow, TSRC/Birmingham University
Sarah Sutton, Community Involvement Coordinator, Whitley Bay Big Local
Much of the emphasis in policy and funding circles remains on emergency responses to the pandemic and its immediate aftermath. However, Local Trust’s research illustrates the value of long-term investment in community infrastructure which facilitates rapid, flexible and appropriate responses to the crisis and also helps to enable communities to build rich local ecosystems of voluntary action for the longer term and to withstand future shocks.
Choice 2 – Workshop
Funding Women and Girls: An introduction to key principles and practices in grant making
Baljit Banga, Executive Director, Imkaan
Lisa Raftery, Grants Manager, Homeless Link
Rehana Reid, Head of Grants, Rosa Fund UK
This workshop explored the key difference between funding work with women and the key principles that underpin funding that is gender informed and delivered from an understanding of women’s lived experience of inequality. A collaboration between Rosa the Fund for Women and Girls, Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness Fund and Imkaan, this workshop shared good practice and learning on what is involved in funding from an ethos that recognises gender inequality, the intersectionality of gender and race and supports women’s empowerment and access to gender specialist services. During the first three weeks of lockdown 14 women and 2 children were killed, yet emergency responses for women locally were minimal with very few areas opening women only emergency accommodation, and many refuge spaces unavailable. The continued need to advocate for women’s voices to be heard was seen in stark reality during the pandemic, and funders can play a huge role in changing this reality by how we fund women and girls.
Choice 3 – Webinar stream: Stronger Foundations
How to implement the recommendations from Stronger Foundations
Melanie Griffiths, Director, Cloudesley
Carolyn Sawers, Deputy Chief Executive, Corra
Matthew Whittell, Head of Finance & Resources, John Ellerman Foundation
In this session we heard directly from foundations about how they have begun to implement the recommendations from Stronger Foundations in their own work.
The NEW Stronger Foundation self-assessment tool
Sally Boylan, Stronger Foundations programme manager, ACF
Chris Llewellyn, Director, CriSeren Foundation
Max Rutherford, Head of Policy, ACF
In this session we heard about ACF’s self-assessment tool; how to use it, how ACF will use the data gathered and how we expect it to benefit the sector as a whole.
Spaces in workshops are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.