The OWL Collaboration (Outdoor Week of Learning)

A collaboration of funders, farm and environmental centres and schools, to fund outdoor weeks of learning for disadvantaged pupils

The OWL Collaboration was devised as an immediate response to the trauma experienced by young people during Covid-19, including mental health issues, domestic abuse and adverse effects to their social development, school achievement and future job prospects.

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.

Activities

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

Justice Together Initiative

Building a community of people and organisations with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and experience, to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system

Justice Together is a funder collaboration launched in 2020 with a decade-long vision to ensure that people who use the UK immigration system can access justice fairly and equally.

It aims to build a collaborative partnership that will combine lived and learned experience, frontline evidence and influencing to work towards achieving the following outcomes: 

Losing Control in Funding Network

Peer action learning for people working in grant-making who want to learn together and take action to shift power in funding.

The Losing Control in Funding Network re-launched in September 2021. New funders are welcome to join the network at any point over the coming year.

The network is a chance to hear from, meet, get support from and give support to others that are trying to find effective ways to shift power and rethink accountability in funding. 

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.