Homelessness and Housing (Briefing)

Briefing on Homelessness and Housing in the West Midlands In July 2016 at Sifa Fireside, Birmingham, Helen Mathie, Homeless Link spoke about how national figures on statutory homelessness does not reflect the real picture of homelessness. The way local authorities manage homelessness

Managing Investments to Support your Mission

Seminar –¬† Managing investments to support your mission 30th June 2016 As grant-makers, we put a lot of thought and work into making sure our grants go where they are most needed, in ways that best support our mission. But we may be less confident about how we can use our endowm

Data: What can charitable trust data tell us?

Data: What can charitable trust data tell us? – Wednesday 18th May 12-2.30pm Innovation Birmingham, Faraday Wharf, Holt St, B7 4BB Steven Flower, Data Support 360Giving led a workshop on the importance and value of open data for charitable fund givers. 360 Giving was set up by t

CTWM Roundtable Discussion – Lone Working: What is good practice?

On Tuesday 19th April at Harborne Parish Lands Charity, the roundtable discussion was on lone working in charities. Whether in large or small organisations there are situations where those who are employed, or as a Trustee or volunteer may be working alone either in the office or in t

CTWM AGM 2016 and Presentation

The AGM was held on March 22nd 2016 hosted by one of our land standing members BBC Children in Need, Mailbox, Birmingham. Members adopted a CIO constitution and change in name to WM Funders Network. A copy of the 2015 Annual Report can be downloaded here.     Annual General

Briefing: Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Resettlement

Charitable Trusts West Midlands Briefing on current Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Issues in the West Midlands  On WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2016 Debbie Pippard, Barrow Cadbury Trust chaired presentations on: The Immigration Bill 2015, currently being considered in the House of Lords.

Small Trusts: How to deal with inappropriate applications

CTWM Roundtable Discussion: Wednesday 20th January 2016 Small trusts and foundations can feel overwhelmed with inappropriate applications. With limited resources to cope with the demand for grant support how can trusts and foundations share experience and learn about what works in the

CTWM Interest Groups

From 2016 the Executive Committee will introduce interest groups for members initially facilitated by Executive Committee members. Various members have indicated an interest in having periodic exchanges and sharing of developments, trends and issues within certain policy areas that re

West Midlands Funders Forum

WHO IS THE WEST MIDLANDS FUNDERS FORUM? The West Midlands Funders Forum (WMFF) was established in January 2014. It comprises of the West Midlands representatives of funders delivering support and funding to the voluntary sector across the West Midlands area. Its mission and purpose is