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Harry Payne in Perpetuity: Sustaining the Harry Payne Trust

An interview with the Secretary, Robert King. The Harry Payne Trust was founded in 1939 by Harry Payne a Birmingham businessman. He was a man of strong faith that built his business as a model of co-partnership and profit sharing. He had a particular interest in helping the disadvanta

Fundraising from Foundations: an external intern’s view

First in an occasional series – if you’d like to write a post for the CTWM website, please contact us Guest blogpost by Marie Giraud, Cultural Intern at BBC Birmingham As part of the University of Birmingham’s Cultural Intern Scheme, 10 of the University’s best arts gradua

Food Poverty and the Role of Food Banks – 10th September 2015

Millions of families across the UK are living below the breadline. Oxfam and Church Action on Poverty have calculated that 20,247,042 meals were given to people in food poverty in 2013/14 by the three main food aid providers. This is a 54% increase on 2012/13 (Trussell Trust 2014). Mo

Succession Planning for Trusts – What works?

Sooner or later everyone wants to retire. If you are a trustee of a charitable trust and in particular a family charitable trust how do you plan for succession? For some trusts and foundations there is a steady pool of potential trustees to draw from, but for others where the pool of

Food Poverty and the role of Food Banks

Members and Guests Networking Talk – 10th September 2015 @ Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 5pm – 7.30pm The UK has seen an explosion in food banks over the last five years, which have become a permanent feature in our communities. For the last few years communities have c

Mark Rogers and CTWM, Nov 2014: storified

Now that CTWM is using social media more, it seems only right to use a social media reporting tool to provide a snapshot of our event yesterday with Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council and President of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives 2013-2014. So h

Project Funding v Core Funding

Project Funding v Core Funding: The Way Forward A panel of speakers: Gilly Green, UK Grants Director, Comic Relief, Peter Cunnison, Regional Manager, Lloyds Foundation, Martin Holcombe, Trustee, Fentham Trust spoke about their views and experience from a Trust perspective on providing