Funders working together to improve aspects of their own practices, or those of the grant-making sector as as whole.
The DEI Data Group is an independent working group convened by Fozia Irfan and Josh Cockroft, and includes a range of foundations and funders from across the United Kingdom. The key thread that connects these foundations is the understanding that without an effective framework to capture DEI data there can be no effective action to identify and target funding to address structural inequalities. This led to the creation of the DEI Data Standard.
The Losing Control in Funding Network re-launched in September 2021. New funders are welcome to join the network at any point over the coming year.
The network is a chance to hear from, meet, get support from and give support to others that are trying to find effective ways to shift power and rethink accountability in funding.
Resources and insights
Wed, 08/11/2021 - 01:19 | JoannaRead more
Tue, 11/03/2020 - 10:03 | MaxRead more
In August 2020, the DEI Data Group commissioned a framework to monitor equity considerations in grantmaking, with a view to including the data in published grants information. This work was funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund.
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:38 | JoshRead more
This guidance is intended to be for funders to support the implementation of the framework.
The guidance includes a recommendation of how funders should collect the data/frame the questions for the purpose of grants. The guidance is not intended to apply to other purposes. It is acknowledged that funders may choose to use the code-list itself for other purposes in different ways – for example for their staff profile, reporting percentages against categories.
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:43 | JoshRead more
Purpose and terms of reference for the DEI Data group.
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 01:49 | marmeloRead more
This paper is a discussion document to get input into a project to work towards a shared taxonomy for voluntary sector organisations that work with and support communities of identity or experience, particularly minoritised communities.
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 13:36 | marmeloRead more
In partnership with IMKAAN, Rosa's Covid-19 Response Fund for BME Women’s Organisations gave grants of up to £35,000 to refuges and £20,000 to ending VAWG organisations led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women, helping them to meet the increased needs of their communities.
Mon, 10/19/2020 - 16:32 | AbRead more
The creative ageing sector's response to supporting the wellbeing of older people during COVID-19 has been immensely impressive. However these organisations, like the rest of the arts sector, are worried about the future.
Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:43 | AbRead more
CYP Funders Collaboration (NI) on Mental Health & Wellbeing
Meeting Notes for Attendees
Friday 6th November, 10:30am – 11:45am.
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 01:50 | marmeloRead more
An overview of Migration Exchange’s work.
Mon, 10/12/2020 - 17:43 | AbRead more
This is the second of two collaborative surveys carried out during 2020 to understand the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and their beneficiaries in North East England.
Mon, 02/08/2021 - 23:59 | JoannaRead more
The purpose of this survey was to gather information from funders and other grant-giving organisations on their funding activity throughout the pandemic, covering any Covid-19 grants awarded to organisations/groups, how their grant-making practices responded to the situation, the concerns and challenges faced and their plans for the future.
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:25 | JoannaRead more