'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers'
Since 2018, we’ve been a learning partner to the Pears #iwill Fund, supporting a network of hospital trusts to implement or develop new approaches to youth volunteering. Some Trusts are supporting young volunteers for the first time, others are extending their existing offer into new wards or to work with specific groups of young people.
Leadership in Philanthropy – A Newcomer's Reflections
Rebekah reflects on joining the world of UK Trusts and Foundations, as Head of Learning at UK Community Foundations.
Community Health Melas
The concept is simple; give people the opportunity to have a Health MOT in a friendly, safe environment and provide them with the advice required to make appropriate lifestyle choices. This provides a framework for the NHS and local government to work with volunteers around priorities highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan – particularly around early diagnosis and prevention.
Freedom to report… visually
Anne Dannerolle, CEO of Hull Community Church, was part of a group of funded organisations and funders who developed the New Principles for Grant Reporting, which are currently being tested. She shares her experience of reporting to The National Lottery Community Fund.
All funders owe it to the sector to continue to improve their thinking on continuation funding
What many charities want isn’t just a single grant for one, three or even five years, but some funding to try things out, and then more funding to keep their activities going and develop them further.
Core funding is the answer - whatever the research question
Ben reflects that in recent years whatever our research question, the answers often included something about the need for core funding.
3 things to notice from 'Slice and Dice' - a tool to explore GrantNav data visually
Suraj Vadgama, Product Lead at the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST), shares three things that stand out from his data visualisation to explore themes in grant funding.
How to embed youth volunteering - meaningfully
The challenges of embedding volunteering are well-documented – from the shifting sands of voluntary services to staff perceptions and the need for regular communication and support. We've collated tips and tricks from hospital volunteer coordinators.
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