Sustainability: A Rapid Review
Looking at Sustainability with Building Change Trust & IVAR
Tuesday 21 March (12:00 - 14:15)
Building Change Trust and IVAR are running a seminar and discussion on Tuesday 21 March in Belfast to summarise the findings of IVAR’s exploration of the ‘sustainability problem’.
Ben Cairns will present the findings of Thinking about sustainability, followed by an open discussion on the potential relevance of this research for the sector and its funders in Northern Ireland.
Thinking about sustainability
Thinking about sustainability looks at the meanings and assumptions behind the word and what funders can do to help. This is important because expectations and requirements for ‘sustainability’ can become a source of misunderstanding and difficulty.
The research identified growing tension between funders’ encouragement of, and, sometimes requirement for, sustainability, and the turbulent environment that sector organisations operate in. As well as this, the research identified that funders use the concept of sustainability as a key element in deciding what and how to fund. This can be problematic if there isn’t clarity and agreement around what sustainability actually means, and if approaches to funding and engagement aren’t designed to support the agreed meaning and if communication isn’t clear.
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB
Tuesday 21 March
The event will start with lunch at 12:00 for a 12:30 start and finish no later than 14:15.
Whilst this is a free event, places must be booked in advance.
Please register here.
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