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Civil Society Futures Commission

The Civil Society Futures Commission has been set up as a two-year exploration by English civil society into its future. The conversation will be guided by an independent panel of people with perspectives ranging from theatre making in South Wales to tech investment in Gaza, local gov

Britain’s Social Mobility is a Postcode Lottery

State of the Nation: Social Mobility in Great Britain The 5th annual report from the Social Mobility Commission was launched on the 28th November and considers the place based divide through the prism of the Social Mobility Index. The Social Mobility Commission is an advisory non-depa

How are people of different ethnic backgrounds treated across public services?

Race Disparity Audit – October 2017 The Prime Minister announced the Race Disparity Audit in August 2016 with a view to shining a light on how people of different ethnicities are treated across public services by publishing data held by the Government. The review identified a va

Grant Management Systems – Finding the right one

Roundtable Discussion: Grant Management Systems – Finding the right one 24th April 2018 12.30pm – 1.45pm @ Tyndallwoods, 29 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY Grant management systems continue to evolve and look to compile the information for funders to help m

Funding Plus – What works?

Roundtable Discussion: Funding Plus – what works? 23rd January 2018 12.30pm – 1.45pm @ Harborne Parish Lands Charity office, 109 Court Oak Road, Harborne, B17 9AA There has been a growth in funders giving more than just money as a way of adding value. This varies across di

Annual Conference 2017

Annual Conference: Collaboration and its Impact Venue:  Innovation Birmingham, Faraday Wharf, Holt St, B7 4BB Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Historically grant making approaches have promoted competition based on a view that this drives up quality and cost effectiveness. Interest in

Promoting Collaboration rather than Competition (Roundtable Discussion)

Roundtable Discussion – 20th September, 12.30pm – 1.45pm @ Tyndallwoods, 29 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 8BY Collaboration between funders has been explored over the years as has fostering collaboration between applicants.  However, historically grant making
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Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing (Briefing)

Briefing: Children and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Venue: The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, 1st Floor, Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, B66 1BB Date: Tuesday 5th September The Young Minds presentation showed that nationally, there are 1 in 10 children and young peop

Updates on Charity Law, Finance and Investment (Seminar)

Updates on Charity Law, Finance and Investment This was an opportunity to find out how up to date you are with current issues in charity accounting, tax, law and investment. There are constant changes in these areas that can have serious implications for your charitable trust or found