In the midst of a pandemic, what are we learning as a group of funders (Comic Relief’s UK Intermediary Funders initiative) that we can hold onto as we move into recovery and renewal? Through this blog, we wanted to share some of the questions we’ve been discussing amongst our five funding organisations.
Funders’ short-term focus on Covid-19 is creating a problem
We've just run a survey of how charities, social enterprises and grassroots groups have been affected by Covid-19. We're anticipating a future problem caused by the complexity in the funding landscape and the short-term focus on Covid-19.
Leading through uncertainty: Lessons from the recession
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, we have been scouring our collective histories (of research as well as lived experiences) to help inform and guide our responses. As our gaze begins to turn, tentatively, to recovery and the longer-term, what lessons might we find in the coping strategies employed during the recession and ensuing austerity of ten or so years ago?
Covid-19: How funders can support grantees responding to the pressures of uncertainty
Six ideas and priorities highlighted by the leaders attending our first round of online peer support sessions for VCSE organisations.
Covid-19: How funders can ease reporting requirements
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.
Covid-19: Getting money quickly to frontline services
How can funders respond quickly and effectively to the challenge of supporting and sustaining the wider sector through this crisis?
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