Funding Plus in the UK
The research found that the funding plus field comprises a broad range of definitions, purposes and activity. Within this we were able to identify five overarching preconditions for success in funding plus:
- Strong personal relationships
- Good knowledge of grantees and the sector in which they operate
- Grantees that are ready and willing for an engaged relationship with a funder
- Bespoke rather than standardised or prescriptive approaches
- Careful and responsible management of power relationships between funder and grantee
It is hoped that this report will be a catalyst for further debate and research.