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Covid-19: How funders can ease reporting requirements

April 2020

Ben Cairns | IVAR and Gina Crane | Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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Funders across the UK are busy adapting their processes to better support their grantees and the wider sector in the face of the spread and emerging impact of the coronavirus. We asked what immediate action they are taking to lighten the reporting load on grantees and be truly responsive.

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Civic and community action in times of crisis

March 2020

Mike Aiken

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The current crisis is an opportunity to show imagination about changing some of the traditional ways we might work together.

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How can funders respond quickly and effectively to the challenge of supporting and sustaining the wider sector through this crisis?

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Covid-19: What funders can do this week

March 2020

Ben Cairns

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Recent conversations highlight the speed of change and intense pressure felt by those working with vulnerable people and communities. We suggest five ways in which funders can make a real difference to their grantees.

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As funders consider what to do during our current global crisis, we have collated what we learnt from previous emergencies.

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From disused bus stop to community hub

March 2020

Charlotte Angus

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Totally Socially Development Worker and Stainsacre resident Charlotte Angus tells us how the transformation of a small, disused bus shelter helped to connect local people in order to create social change for their community.

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Today we launch a Risk Framework to help funders to think about their appetite for and approaches to risk. We are now looking for funders to help to test the new framework.

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In June 2019, a team of Tudor Trust staff and trustees visited Hartlepool to test out a way of paring back bureaucracy and placing relationships and trust at the forefront of grant-making. Here’s why…

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In our first Letter from America blog, Tanya Beer (Center for Evaluation Innovation) shares the theory behind their ‘learning organisation’ method and we talk to Irit Houvras (American Jewish World Service) about introducing 'learning habits' to her organisation.

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Closing well: Ending the work of a ‘spend-out’ trust

January 2020

Matt Little (The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust)

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On the final day of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Programme Manager Matt Little gives his perspective on ending the work of a 'spend-out' trust. Having sufficient time and resource dedicated to closing the programmes, and concluding relationships with partners, has enabled the Trust to leave the stage confident in the legacy of work and hopeful for the future of the Commonwealth.

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