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Working Together to Create Change on Diversity in UK Walking and Hiking

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 17:09

The Pilgrim Trust
Issue area

The Pilgrim Trust recently commissioned All The Elements to carry out research into what support is needed to enable grassroots organisations to tackle diversity in walking and hiking in the countryside, and how funding bodies can support these goals. We would like to share the report's findings and discuss potential collaborations with other funders who are interested in this area.

What we're looking for

Funders who would be interested in working with the Pilgrim Trust in this area.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Working Together to Create Change on Diversity in UK Walking and Hiking.

Continuo Foundation seeks collaboration partners

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:10

Continuo Foundation
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Issue area

Continuo Foundation’s mission is to create and promote a sustainable and flourishing community in the UK historical performance sector, enabling excellent live chamber music to become part of everyday life for people of all ages, in every part of the country. We aim to perpetuate a virtuous circle of growth by: 1. bringing the excellence of period performance, and its place at the heart of the UK classical music landscape, to wider public attention 2. helping ensembles and freelance musicians to become more financially sustainable through greater performance activity and larger, more engaged audiences 3. creating opportunities for the next generation of artists leaving conservatoires 4. widening access to excellent music in all regions of the UK, especially those with little provision currently 5. investing in technology to connect performers with audiences and foster collaboration and growth

What we're looking for

We are looking to scale up our impact by sharing our expert grant evaluation resources with other funders interested in supporting the touring of excellent chamber music performances to communities in all regions of the UK, particularly those currently underserved. We are a young charity which has awarded more than £250,000 in 2021 through two rounds of small grants (£2-10k). These funds have allowed period-instrument ensembles to proceed with projects creating work for over 800 freelance classical musicians. Our rigorous evaluation process, and monitoring, is carried out by a group of industry experts giving their time pro bono and our impact has been widely recognised. So far, we have receive grant requests which are several times the amount of our funds available, so we could increase our impact significantly by collaborating with other funders keen to make a difference in this area but lacking the resources to manage small grants. We plan to continue with two grant rounds per year.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Continuo Foundation seeks collaboration partners.

Co-op Foundation climate fund

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 16:24

Co-op Foundation
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Issue area

We are developing a fund to support environmental innovations in the food and farming sector which will help to reduce the devastating impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our planet. We are hoping to fund work which not only delivers an environmental good, but can demonstrate a positive impact for people and communities, in particular those who are the most adversely affected by climate change. We are looking to fund work that contributes to making the food and farming sector more environmentally sustainable, and will generate learning which can be shared widely across the sector.

What we're looking for

Initially, sharing ideas and learning with others who have experience or an interest in funding this area of work. We would also like to explore the potential for joint funding and match funding opportunities.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Co-op Foundation climate fund.

Afghan Refugee Support in the North East

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 08:25

LGA Foundation
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Issue area

Not an area we have specifically looked into but we are interested to understand the strain that the influx of refugees from Afghanistan will put on current charities. Which charities are supporting those migrants and how. How we could support those charities.

What we're looking for

Fact finding mission right now. May look to support some charities that other funders are already supporting. Hoping to understand which proven charities in the North East have the strong framework in place to provide support. Has any other funder looked into this specific area and especially the reaction to the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan. Any research and figures of additional refugees to the North East as well as the ongoing migration figures.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Afghan Refugee Support in the North East.

2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP)

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:57

The Bishop Radford Trust
Issue area

We believe IHPs model of securing donated medicines means the value of our contributions are multiplied many times over and so have a really big impact. Covid has brought need for greater global equity in access to medicines into clearer focus than ever before, highlighting the need to raise vital funds and awareness for the millions of people living without reliable access to healthcare around the world. IHP is therefore seeking to scale up its works to source needs led medical donations from the healthcare sector to meet the heightened need. The five key goals of IHP’s 2021 COVID response are: 1. To support global efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries 2. To provide medicines for the management of COVID-19 symptoms, coinfections and complications 3. To build up underlying health and resilience of targeted communities 4. To widen access to medicines free at the point of use during a time rising unemployment 5. To help health budgets stretch further.

What we're looking for

We would encourage others to join us in supporting IHP, a donation of £10,000 p.a. for the next three years would be enough to enable IHP to source and distribute around 26,000 treatments a year with an estimated total value of around £294,000. By reducing medicine costs this support will free up resources for wider health initiatives. It will also protect poor families from potentially catastrophic healthcare expenditure. The need for more equitable access to medicines is clearer than ever in the face of this pandemic. It would be wonderful if together we can make this a turning point towards making treatment free at the point of use available more widely. Please join us in strengthening health systems at this critical time.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: 2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP) .

The OWL Collaboration - Outdoor Weeks of Learning

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 20:14

The Ernest Cook Trust
Issue area

We have recently launched The OWL Collaboration - a collaboration of Funders, Farm and Environmental Centres and Schools with Disadvantaged pupils. Operating for initially 4 years, the collaboration aims to fund Outdoor Weeks of Learning for disadvantaged pupils at a farm or environmental based outdoor residential centre. Learning outdoors and residentials generally can have an important impact in helping pupils in post-covid recovery. The Outdoor centres have become a community of practice and will be sharing the journey of improving their delivery of residentials to disadvantaged pupils. The Ernest Cook Trust's in-house Outdoor Learning Officers will conduct outreach work with the schools before and after their visit, helping them to make the most of their visit and to bring outdoor learning to their everyday delivery. Funders will provide overall steering of the collaboration and learn about successful interventions through the impact evaluation that makes up an important part of the programme.

What we're looking for

We are making a major contribution to funding The OWL Collaboration (£400k in Year 1) but are looking for funding collaborators to ensure its success and so that we can extend the reach of the programme to new centres and more schools. Funders would be encouraged to play an active part in the collaboration and help shape the impact evaluation.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: The OWL Collaboration - Outdoor Weeks of Learning.

Environment evaluation frameworks

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 11:44

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
Issue area

I would like to work with other funders to explore existing and proposed frameworks for measuring activity in the environment sector.

What we're looking for

I'd like to find out from funders what approach you are currently taking, and whether you might consider a new collaborative approach as modelled by the work with 25+ funders for the DEI Data Standard.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Environment evaluation frameworks.

100 Forms in 100 Days

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:20

GrantAdvisor in partnership with the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG)
Issue area

GrantAdvisor.org and the Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) are excited to partner in the launch of “100 Forms in a 100 Days.” By sharing your foundation’s grant application with us (and making it publicly available on your website), you’re joining a broader movement taking a crucial step to break down barriers to grant funding and build a more effective sector. GrantAdvisor will feature you on the growing list of “ReFormers” (leaders dedicated to #FixTheForm). TAG will be analyzing the data to better understand the degree of likeness of grant applications and opportunities for greater collective impact.

What we're looking for

To participate, foundations must do three things:

  1. Create their form in an editable, downloadable document (preferably word)
  2. Post it on the foundation’s public webpage (not behind a user wall)
  3. Submit the form to GrantAdvisor using this link.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: 100 Forms in 100 Days .

UK’s Overseas Territories (UKOTs) Special Environmental Fund

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:18

John Ellerman Foundation
Issue area

The UKOTs are at the forefront of the biodiversity and climate crises our planet is facing – three quarters of the world’s known extinctions since 1500 have occurred on islands, whilst extreme weather events pose a potentially existential threat.  At Ellerman we have seen first-hand the transformative impact we have made through grants to groups in seven of the 14 UKOTs, over the last eight years. In 2021 we want to distribute more funding to the UKOTs, and are looking for other funders to join us.

What we're looking for

If you are interested in contributing funds to this collaboration, please get in touch. Those that are interested in learning more do let me know – there will be an event for funders and literature about the fund available in June 2021.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: UK’s Overseas Territories (UKOTs) Special Environmental Fund.

Local Challenge Funds in Northern Ireland

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 16:16

Community Foundation Northern Ireland
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Issue area

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.

What we're looking for

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.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Local Challenge Funds in Northern Ireland.

Connecting with recently formed charitable trusts

Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:54

Pearn Kandola LLP
Issue area

Setting up a charitable trust

What we're looking for

I work for a company who are in the early stages of planning to launch a charitable trust. I'd really appreciate connecting with others who have started a trust to get some advice, guidance and to learn from your experiences.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Connecting with recently formed charitable trusts.

Investing in positive, healthy and expansive youth masculinities

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 17:21

Global Fund for Children
What we're looking for

We would love to hear from other funders who are investing in community based work around positive, expansive and healthy masculinities and funders who are resourcing work that disproportionately impacts boys and young men.

Global Fund for Children and the National Lottery Community Fund are in the middle of a Boys and Young Men Pilot Initiative to resource this work in England and would like to connect with other funders who are in this space. We are in the design stage of the next phase of this work and are ambitious about the opportunity to fund systemic change for boys and young men and their communities both in the UK and around the world. We would love to hear from others who are funding this work!   

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Investing in positive, healthy and expansive youth masculinities .

Mental health of young women

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:08

The Pilgrim Trust
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Issue area

Improving the mental health of young women, aged 16-25. Focusing on vulnerable young women who face structural inequalities. Prioritising upstream early intervention and preventative work. Looking at gendered approach to the service.

What we're looking for

Please contact us if you are working in or interested in collaborating on funding. 

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Mental health of young women.

Wales

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:07

Community Foundation Wales
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Issue area

Building connections between the Welsh third sector and trusts and foundations whose base is outside Wales.

What we're looking for

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.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Wales.

Community Justice

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:06

The Access to Justice Foundation / The Community Justice Fund
Issue area

Providing people with access to the law to help solve their problems around homelessness, immigration status, access to income, discrimination, domestic abuse, access to health and social care etc.

What we're looking for

Get in touch if interested to hear more about what we’re doing and how you can get involved.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Community Justice.

Thrive at Five

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:04

Thrive at Five
Issue area

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. 

What we're looking for

 

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. 

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Thrive at Five.

Tackling education gaps in Bedford Borough, whether caused by Covid or longer term.

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:03

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What we're looking for

Let us know if you are funding education and would like to to collaborate in a discrete geographical area. 

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Tackling education gaps in Bedford Borough, whether caused by Covid or longer term..

Causes of higher maternal mortality in racialised communities.

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:59

Issue area

In November 2018 MBRRACE-UK, a collaborative research unit based at Oxford University, published a report on the number of women who had died in childbirth in the UK and Ireland between 2014 and 2016.  One of the principal findings was that women from minoritised communities were up to five times more likely than white women to die during birth or within the first year of their baby’s life.

While exposing the disparities based on ethnic origin the report did not provide the evidence to identify the causes for why this was the case.  The two most common causes of death were thrombosis and haemorrhage while the third is suicide.  Campaigners say that it is fair to conclude from the evidence that unequal access to pre and post natal care and a lack of mental health support are key factors. 

What we're looking for

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has convened a session with organisations working on the issue and we have identified with them some early priorities.  We would like to work with other funders and foundations interested in the issue to pool resources and insight, and ensure any work we undertake in this area is aligned to best effect.  We would hope that the work will ultimately contribute to greater awareness of and efforts to address racial disparities elsewhere in the provision of services. 

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Causes of higher maternal mortality in racialised communities..