Scotland Funders’ Forum

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Aims and activities

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Aims and activities

The objectives of the Forum are to: 

  • Promote good and effective funding practice and sharing learning about funding practice
  • Share learning about “what works”, “what doesn’t work” and why
  • Share information and learning about evidence of need for funding
  • Provide opportunities to discuss and debate policy developments in Scotland that impact on funders and the organisations they fund
  • Provide opportunities for funders to collaborate and network with each other.

How to get involved

Membership of the Forum is open to any organisation that has, as a major part of its remit, the role to distribute funding in Scotland. All members must be committed to good practice in funding. Members can usually be represented at meetings by a senior officer responsible for grant-making.

If you wish to join the Forum or discuss any aspect of membership, please contact the Secretariat.

Who's involved

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Who was involved

Fiona Grant, Business Support Officer (Governance) from The National Lottery Community Fund, provides the Secretariat for the Forum.  

Currently the Chair is Katharine Brough, Head of Behaviour Change, Cycling Scotland.

Organisations involved in the Forum include The National Lottery Community Fund, Robertson Trust, Corra Foundation, Inspiring Scotland, William Grant Foundation, Impact Funding Partners, Foundation Scotland, People's Postcode Trust, National Lottery Heritage Fund and BBC Children in Need, amongst others.

Learning and Resources

Thinking about... Charity Reserves (IVAR research commissioned by Scotland Funders' Forum, October 2022)

Cost of living crisis commitments from Scottish Funders (statement co-ordinated by Scotland Funders' Forum, October 2022)

The Scotland Funders' Forum has set up a Climate Collaboration sub-group - details here (March 2023)

Harmonising Reporting was published in 2010 by Scotland Funders’ Forum with support from Evaluation Support Scotland. The report sets out tips, good practice guidance and templates for use by funders to improve reporting.

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