Learning partner for Comic Relief intermediary fundingIVAR will work with Comic Relief as the Learning Partner for their work with intermediary funders in the UK to support reflection and learning of their processes and experiences. We will support Comic Relief and its partners to question, learn from and adapt the work in real time. In practice, ‘working alongside’ will include acting as a sounding board; sense-making; synthesising both informal and formal data; and facilitating group conversations. Given the exploratory and innovative nature of this initiative, IVAR will ensure that it creates a space within which it feels safe to share, challenge and question – in part, that will require careful preliminary thought about the appropriate role for Comic Relief in the process. The aim will be to create relationships of trust that allow for candid dialogue outside of the constraints of grant management.
This will involve two main areas of work:
- Facilitate a learning process amongst this group of intermediary funders and Comic Relief around topics of common interest to the group
- Support Comic Relief to reflect on and test some of the assumptions that underpin our approach to working with intermediary funders