Forums, networks and other collaborative activity between funders with shared interests in specific geographical areas.
The Cornerstone Fund is a funder collaboration, launched in 2018, currently involving City Bridge Trust, the GLA, the National Lottery Community Fund, Trust for London and the John Lyons Charity.
It aims to bring about systemic change, enabling civil society support organisations to collaborate to achieve a thriving civil society that is adaptable, resilient, collaborative, sustainable and driven by communities, with a focus on tackling deep seated structural inequalities to improve outcomes for Londoners.
The Funders Forum for Northern Ireland is made up of representatives of organisations who fund and make grants in Northern Ireland.
It brings the funders together, in a confidential space, to network, to share information and to encourage collaboration, thereby promoting philanthropic giving across the region.
The Forum is a mix of independent and semi-independent funders with access to significant resources. The Forum recognises the different funding roles and remits of its members and acknowledges their independence. It does not, currently, make grants or donations.
The Greater Manchester Funders' Forum exists to enable independent grant makers, social investors and public sector funders to collaborate and coordinate programmes.
It was established during the COVID-19 crisis as both national and local funders in Greater Manchester urgently came together to share intelligence, perspective and understanding.
The Forum additionally encourages and supports the collaboration and alignment of work to prevent duplications and ensure support is available where it is needed.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, 67 of London’s funders worked together to provide co-ordinated funding to support groups responding to the needs of the capital's communities. Between March 2020 and March 2021, over £57million was given out in almost 3,300 grants.
London Funders have been working with their members and other organisations to see how best they can support London’s Afghan communities.
London has always been home to a significant proportion of the country’s Afghan population. Of the 250,000 people in the UK of Afghan origin, 60% live in Greater London. London is set to welcome even more refugees in the coming months.
Convening a group of funders, representatives of voluntary and community sector organisations and regulatory bodies to address the needs of Scottish voluntary organisations and the communities they serve.
WM Funders Network (WMFN) is a membership association for charitable trusts, foundations, other charitable funders and individuals interested in funding the West Midlands voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
Its members range from large national trusts that give grants in the region to locally-based grant givers, social investors and individuals.
It aims to:
The Yorkshire Funders Forum (YFF) enables local funding organisations of all sizes to be better connected and informed in order to boost their impact on Yorkshire people and places.
Resources and insights
Third Sector Resilience in West Yorkshire & Harrogate: before and during Covid-19 produced by Voluntary Action Leeds
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 07:41 | marmeloRead more
Summary of key findings
Mon, 10/12/2020 - 14:05 | JoshRead more
Local Challenge Funds in Northern Ireland
Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:16
The development, support and roll out of a network of Local Challenge Funds in Northern Ireland led by local people working together to identify local assets, meet local needs and galvanize grassroots philanthropy. The desired outcome is sustainable community development.
Get in touch if you are interested in a funding collaboration to share the investment in the development, support and roll out of Local Challenge Funds with CFNI.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Local Challenge Funds in Northern Ireland.
Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:07
Building connections between the Welsh third sector and trusts and foundations whose base is outside Wales.
Please get in touch if Wales is a 'cold spot' for your organisation and/or if you'd like to learn more about the project to build your networks into Wales.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via email@example.com, using the subject line: Wales.
Thrive at Five
Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:04
Thrive at Five is an exciting new place-based collective impact initiative focused on children from pregnancy to five. It brings together and aligns philanthropists, funders, local parents, communities and other key stakeholders to close the widening gap in school readiness amongst children in disadvantaged areas.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, which will be launching in our first Thrive at Five pathfinder community in February please get in touch.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Thrive at Five.
Tackling education gaps in Bedford Borough, whether caused by Covid or longer term.
Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:03
Let us know if you are funding education and would like to to collaborate in a discrete geographical area.
If you would like to know more, please email ACF via email@example.com, using the subject line: Tackling education gaps in Bedford Borough, whether caused by Covid or longer term..