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Sported

First Name
Joanna
Surname
Di Paola
Email
j.dipaola@sported.org.uk
Position
Partnerships Manager
https://sported.org.uk/

NHSCT

First Name
Clare
Surname
Cannock
Email
clare@anhsc.org.uk
Position
Head of Grants
https://nhscharitiestogether.co.uk

Sussex Community Foundation

First Name
Hannah
Surname
Clay
Email
hannah.clay@sussexgiving.org.uk
Position
Head of Grant Progrmames
https://sussexgiving.org.uk/

Wembley National Stadium Trust

First Name
Stewart
Surname
Goshawk
Email
Stewart@wnst.org.uk
Position
Chief Executive Officer
https://www.wnst.org.uk/

The Baring Foundation

First Name
David
Surname
Sampson
Email
david.sampson@ing.com
Position
Deputy Director
https://baringfoundation.org.uk/
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Develop guidelines bespoke to each programme and call, including light touch expressions of interest to limit time spent on initial applications.
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See above.
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We fund start up and early stage organisations in all our programmes, including designing funding mechanisms where groups are unregistered.
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We devoted much of our funding in 2020 to the pandemic and continue to adapt our programmes to the context.
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Our organisational information, relevant policies and current funding are available publicly. Grants are published in a searchable format on our website and through 360 giving. We also submit grants data to relevant thematic research, for example the Global Resources Report.

The Henry Smith Charity

Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund

First Name
Natalia
Surname
Rymaszewska
Email
nrymaszewska@leathersellers.co.uk
Position
Head of Grants
https://leathersellers.co.uk/charitablefund/

Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust

First Name
Stephen
Surname
Boucher
Email
sboucher@cfct.org.uk
Position
Executive Director of Programmes
https://www.cfct.org.uk/
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- Regular review of fund criteria to ensure clarity. - Regular review of rejected applications, picking up trends and addressing these in published support material. - Basic 'disqualifying' questions asked before access to online application forms given.
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- Regular review of application forms ensuring that only relevant questions that are directly relevant to fund criteria are asked. - Review of additional information required to take place and where documents can be accessed publicly this will be undertaken.
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- Clear information about acceptable reserve levels etc. to be shared with applicants. - Guidance given on how risk is assessed.
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- Published timetables that are adhered to at all times. - Decision timeframes related to sizes of grants. - Trustee sub-committees and delegated authority used where appropriate.
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- Feedback given/offered to all applicants where possible. - Regular data published on our website showing success rates. - Case studies and grants given highlighted.

Sir George Martin Trust

Co-op Foundation

First Name
Hannah
Surname
Charlton
Email
hannah.charlton@coop.co.uk
Position
Communications Officer
https://www.coopfoundation.org.uk/
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For open funds, we will ensure that clear, plain English guidance is published and we will be available for questions and clarifications. We will use a two-stage application system so ineligible applicants do not spend undue wasted time applying. When working with strategic partners on solicited applications, we will keep open communication with our Trustees to ensure that proposals are only progressed when they are likely to succeed.
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We will always keep our questions to the minimum needed to make a decision. We will act on feedback from current and former partners to ensure our application processes are straightforward and proportionate.
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We will work with our Trustees to agree an approach to risk ensuring we fund a range of organisations, including smaller grassroots groups that may inherently carry more risk. We accept that, even when things don’t go to plan, this represents a learning opportunity rather than ‘failure’. In our investments, we will seek to make further equity investments and interest-free loans to community organisations, accepting a meaningful share of risk alongside our partners.
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We will seek to work at a pace that works for applicants. We will publish our timelines when announcing a fund and stick to them. We build strong relationships with our partners, so we can respond with urgency to any issues they may face.
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We will publish our approach to funding and be open about chances of success when we launch a fund. Funds will be as targeted as possible to reduce likelihood of high volumes. We will publish reasons for rejection and give more detailed feedback wherever possible. We share all of our funding data via 360 giving.