Place-based collaborations provide targeted support for specific geographic areas at all levels: from street and neighbourhood to county and region. Collaborations based on place reflect the complex needs of communities and aim to provide holistic support. Several place-based funder networks are developing responses to Covid-19, and we will add details of these on this page. Place-based collaborations featured so far are London, Yorkshire, Wales and Greater Manchester
London Funders is the membership body for funders from all sectors who want to take action to help people from across London’s communities to live better lives. They bring together over 170 organisations from the public, private and independent sectors, with a clear focus on collaboration – convening funders to connect, contribute and cooperate together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.