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 Policy@acf.org.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Read more about Migration Exchange on our directory of funder collaborations.
Justice Together Initiative - Community and Movement Lawyering Session
Tuesday 19th October 2021, 14:00 - 16:00. Online event.
Join the Justice Together Initiative in a conversation with lawyers and organisers using community and movement lawyering models in the United Kingdom.
After the great response to our panel session “Building Power - Through Community and Movement Lawyering: Perspectives from the United States on Social Change” there was a call to hear about people doing this type of work in the UK. Although the community and movement lawyering model for social change is a well-developed model in the U.S., it is also growing here in the UK.
Now more than ever we should be thinking about different ways of working that are grounded in lived experience with a focus on building power, leadership and collaboration amongst all involved, while also recognising particularities of the UK context.
The Justice Together Initiative encourages collaboration to build a community of people and in building organisations with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and experience to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system.
We are bringing together a panel of UK-based experts to discuss their real-world experiences and provide an opportunity to discuss how to best move this work forward and incorporate it into organisations and strategies across the country.
- Sue Bent, Chief Executive, Central England Law Centre
- Luljeta Nuzi, Director, Shpressa Programme
- Esme Madil, Lawyer, Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit, Islington Law Centre (and former Justice First Fellow)
- Hannah Gretton, Senior Organiser (South East London), Citizens UK
- Stephanie Wong, Director, Act Build Change
Register in advance for this FREE event here: https://bit.ly/JTI_CML
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
North East and Cumbria Funders' Network meeting
Thursday 4th November 2021, 09:30 - 11:30. Online meeting.
The North East and Cumbria Funders' Network meetings bring together funders, social investors, local infrastructure organisations and local authorities to share new information on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and to discuss greater collaboration and joint working.
The key discussion areas at this meeting will be:
- the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland sharing its equality, diversity and inclusion benchmarking
- government funding and levelling up update.