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Duty of Care

The role of trusts and foundations in supporting voluntary organisations through difficult times

This report from 2012 outlines findings from the ‘Recession Watch’ research project led by IVAR and working with six foundations.

The research aimed to generate and share learning about changes in grant need (primarily among social welfare voluntary organisations) and grant-making in the context of a rapidly changing and challenging policy and funding environment – with a view to modifying or changing practices and relationships.

The report explores the current operating environment for grant holders; the kinds of support that organisations require; and, finally, the role that trusts and foundations might play in supporting voluntary organisations and, by extension, their beneficiaries.

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