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.
Reimagining hospital volunteers - getting started with under 18s
It’s one thing to decide that you want to work with young volunteers, but where do you start and how do you keep new recruits interested? We've collated tips from hospital volunteer coordinators.
The art of accountability beyond counting
Just try saying the word 'accountability' in your community organisation. Even the sound of it can make us think of 'counting' or even 'accountancy'. We set out to discover, for Power to Change, what accountability means in community-based organisations and how it is done in practice.
How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?
Law and human rights based approaches can be important tools for civil society. But when and how are they used by the UK voluntary sector? The Baring Foundation's Communications and Research Officer introduces the findings of their review of the evidence base around legal action by the voluntary sector.
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