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Making ‘relational’ real: Our experience of funding during Covid

October 2020

Hazel Robertson | The Robertson Trust

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The first in our new series of blogs about learning from funding during Covid, Hazel Robertson reflects on The Robertson Trust's experience of funding during Covid.

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How we set up a social prescribing service during lockdown

October 2020

Deborah La Gette & Louise Peacock | Social Prescribing Link Workers - Lytham St Anne’s Primary Care Network

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How Deborah La Gette and Louise Peacock (Social Prescribing Link Workers for Lytham St Anne’s Primary Care Network) set up a social prescribing service during lockdown.

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Eliza Buckley outlines why we are working with charities and funders to "translate words – ‘trust’, ‘speed’, ‘light touch’ – into visible, practical and durable changes to behaviour and practice" within grant-making.

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What has Covid-19 taught us about leadership?

September 2020

Segun Olowookere | Restless Development

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Segun Olowookere reflects on what we have learnt about leadership through responding to Covid-19, and asks what will voluntary sector leadership look like in the future?

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Learning within trusts and foundations is critical: balancing data with intuition; combining evidence with instinct. Here are four things evaluation and learning staff have shared, through the Evaluation Roundtable Community of Practice, that help make sense of how learning informs decision-making.

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This blog highlights the creative and thoughtful adaptations that our network of 32 NHS Trust volunteer teams have made to enable young people to continue volunteering during Covid-19.

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Rethinking accountability in philanthropy

August 2020

Katie Turner | Deputy Head of Research

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We hear from Jo Wells, Director of The Blagrave Trust, to understand more about their approach to remaining responsive and accountable to the needs of those that they are set up to serve – in their case, young people between 14 and 25.

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How can small charities be heard?

August 2020

Katie Turner

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We recently hosted a conversation for small charities with those who fund and support them, to explore their social change role over the next 12-18 months. Seven things stood out from their reflections and the discussions that followed.

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Covid-19 in 50 languages

July 2020

Mike Aiken

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Mike Aiken looks at how one Sussex charity - Sussex Interpreting Services - has re-designed their entire service, at short notice, to continue providing vital support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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We are running free 90 minute zoom sessions for up to 12 charity leaders at a time: 'It's good for mental wellbeing and to have the opportunity to talk and share with others in similar situations'.

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