Here you will find details of the Hub's programme of events, webinars and learning sessions. Below these you can find events run by funder collaborations themselves.

If you are a funder or philanthropist and you have an idea for a session you'd like to deliver or attend, please email

Missed an event? Please click here to watch a selection of previous events convened by the Hub

Understanding the Needs of Disabled People’s Organisations

Monday 27 September 2021, 14:00 - 15:30. Online event.

An opportunity for funders to hear about research into Disabled People's Organisations and reflect together on its findings.

The Funders' Collaborative Hub and The National Lottery Community Fund invite funders to explore the needs of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and how funders can respond individually and collectively.

In 2020, Inclusion London set out to understand the current challenges and needs of disability equality organisations run by and for Disabled People working in England.

Their research, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, found that Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) are in an increasingly precarious situation, with a funding landscape that doesn’t necessarily recognise or support disabled-led work. This is despite DPOs having a proud and proven track record of creating social change and providing empowering peer support services.

Join this practical session with other funders to learn more about Inclusion London’s research and the recommendations they propose. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on how the findings could impact on your own work and a call to action to explore next steps in creating vibrant and thriving Disabled People’s Organisations across the UK.

Book your place here.

Events from our community

The following events are organised independently of the Funders' Collaborative Hub. If you are planning an event for funders that you would like to include here, please email

Ageing Better: taking a 'test and learn' approach within a funding programme

Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 12:30 - 14:00 (online).

This event for funders is part of our work to disseminate findings from Ageing Better - a seven-year programme focussed on addressing isolation among older adults.

The event is being hosted by Kaleidoscope Health and Care on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund.

It will:

  • Share key learning on the test and learn approaches developed by the  Ageing Better programme
  • Reflect on the pros and cons of these approaches
  • Reflect on how other funders might use this insight, both individually and collectively.

We hope that the conversation will be useful for anyone interested in taking a ‘test and learn’ approach to funding programmes - whether they are already developing plans or just interested in learning more about the concept.  We’ll hear from colleagues at The National Lottery Community Fund and from some of the Ageing Better partnerships they’ve been funding. There’ll also be lots of opportunities for discussion.

To book a place, or for any other queries about this event, please contact Lydia Paris at Kaleidoscope:

Funders for Race Equality Alliance and Migration Exchange - Funding the intersection between migration justice and racial justice

Tuesday 28th September 2021, 14:00 - 15:15. Online three-part webinar series.

Purpose of the meeting: to provide a space for funder staff committed to working on the intersection between race and migration in the UK to critically discuss the history, current issues, share funder practice and hear from those working in the field to challenge the ways in which trusts and foundations approach and fund justice work.

The first meeting will hear from Colin Prescod, Chair of Institute for Race Relations, Dr Luke de Noronha, Lecturer at the University of London and Pragna Patel, Founder and Director of Southall Black Sisters Centre. 

The speakers will explore: 

  • A brief history of migration in Britain and discussing why our migration system looks the way it does today, including the Immigration Bill and the intersection of race 
  • Exploring how and why our migration system continues to racialise community groups 
  • Discussing race, racism, colourism within migration on a personal, community and structural level and its impact on funding 
  • What do we mean when we talk about migration justice and racial justice and the intersections between the two?

There will also be a funder only space to discuss:  

  • Sharing our foundation’s history and future on funding migration and racial justice 
  • Discussing what has worked and not worked 
  • Which issues have funders been hesitant to fund and the implications on this gap 
  • Discussing funders’ role in the intersections the migration justice and racial justice

Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. You are invited to commit to attend all three sessions, so that the learning and conversation can build. If you register but can’t attend, please ensure someone from your organisation can attend in your place.

Click here to register for part 2 on 21st October, and part 3 on 16th November. 

Read more about Migration Exchange on our directory of funder collaborations.

WM Funders Network - Embedding sustainability in funding policy and practice

Wednesday 13th October 2021, 12:00 - 14:00. In-person event (Birmingham).

The WM Funders Network is hosting an event for funders and other stakeholders that support civil society to share experience and practice in embedding sustainability policies and approaches to the way they operate as organisations, investments and funding programmes.

  • Jane Cabutti, Environmental Funders Network will share good practice approaches and the wider context of sustainability issues for funders to consider.
  • Ian Burrows, Brewin Dolphin Charity Investment will review the outcome of the Charitable Commission’s listening exercise on responsible investment and share what funders and charities can consider in taking forward such an approach. 

Further details of the event and how to register can be found here.

Read more about WM Funders Network on our directory of funder collaborations.