24 May 2021 - Based on a recent Hub event, .Jim Cooke, Head of the Funders' Collaborative Hub, shares reflections on what funders are thinking about a year into the pandemic.
01 June 2021 - Thea Monk, Chair of the Greater Manchester Funders Forum, and Henry Ngawoofah, Grants Officer at Young Manchester, look back on the past year of funder collaboration in Manchester. This piece was originally published in Trust & Foundation News, ACF's flagship magazine. The May edition had a specific focus on collaboration in the pandemic and after.
19 April 2021 - Cassie Robinson (Deputy Director, Funding Strategy, The National Lottery Community Fund) and Jim Cooke (Head of the Funders’ Collaborative Hub) invite funders to try out the Hub’s new practical resources.
A quantitative analysis of the emergency funding to the UK Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary Sector During Covid-19
08 April 2021 - The Funders for Race Equality Alliance has launched its first report, analysing the type, amount and purpose of funding awarded to Black and Minority Ethnic organisations through different types of funding pots between March 2020 and November 2020. The overall aim is to ensure that the much-needed increased support for race equality and Black and Minority Ethnic communities and civil society organisations is not temporary but becomes permanent and sustainable.
16 March 2021 - Five grantmaking institutions have come together to create the Funder Safeguarding Collaborative (FSC), aiming to promote collaboration, listening, and learning among funders and local civil society organizations to support and strengthen safeguarding practices globally. Karen Walker-Simpson, FSC Director, introduces the work of the FSC.
18 February 2021 - Last summer 149 Henry Smith Charity grant holders responded to a survey asking them about the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their organisation and beneficiaries, their financial circumstances and how they were adapting their services to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. James Tulloch, Learning and Evaluation Manager at The Henry Smith Charity, summarises the findings of the survey.
8 February 2021 - The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) is delighted to announce that Jim Cooke has been appointed as the first Head of the Funders’ Collaborative Hub, to lead the Hub’s work throughout 2021.
1 February 2021 - David Terrace, Grants Programme Manager for Older People and Housing at The Mercers’ Company, and Mark Hayward, Head of Grants and Programme Development at Independent Age, are exploring the potential for funder collaboration around older people specific issues and services.
20 January 2021 - The Hub's interim project lead, Rob Abercrombie busts three common collaboration myths based on lessons from years of partnership working, and ends with three rules of thumb for collaboration
12 January 2021 - At the end of last year, nfpSynergy carried out a survey with John Ellerman Foundation’s grantees and unsuccessful applicants to gain an updated perspective of the continued impact of Covid-19. This blog details some of the findings.