Grant Givers' Movement

A non-hierarchical gathering of people who work in grant-giving, enabling them to raise their collective voice about pressing issues affecting the sector

The movement is an opportunity for people working in grant giving to collaborate. Together, we seek to challenge the status quo on issues such as where endowments are invested, where power lies, systems change and the role of philanthropy in tackling some of society’s most pressing problems. Ultimately, it’s about joining up and improving grant-making from within.


​Conversation: We exist to connect grant makers and to facilitate meaningful discussion around the challenges in our sector.

Scotland Funding Community and Learning Hub

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.

Since early in the first period of national lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland, SCVO has hosted a series of informal monthly meetings bringing together Scottish funders, grant makers and representatives of voluntary and community sector organisations and regulatory bodies. There is clear interest in the continuation of what is now titled the Funding Community and Learning Hub ('the Community'). 

Example collaboration

A bit more information about what the collaboration is

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DEI Data Standard

A group to create and utilise a standardised DEI taxonomy

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.