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NPC Ignites 2022

NPC’s Annual Conference, , 11-13 October 2022.

About this event

This year #NPCIgnites will be across three consecutive days with two days (11th & 13th) being online and one day (12th) in-person, with the option to watch the in-person day online as well. We hope that this provides networking opportunities for those that wish to meet in-person.

On day one we’ll be debating the big themes facing charity and society, including the cost of living crisis and what the climate emergency means for social charities. Day two will explore charities and state, including whether levelling up can succeed and what organisational model we need for successful campaigning. Day three will ask where next for philanthropy and grant-making? Debating what the future looks like for philanthropy.

One ticket gets you entry to all 3 days. When booking your ticket please select online only or online and in-person and don’t forget we have bursary places and one-to one surgery sessions up for grabs too. For all the latest updates sign up to our weekly newsletter.


We have a fantastic speaker line up so far and we are adding new names every week, they include: Jason Arthur, Director, Mission 44; Gavin Kelly, Chair, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation; Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England; David Knott, Chief Executive, National Lottery Community Fund; Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, Quakers in Britain; Leah Davis, Head of Policy and External Affairs, NPC; Manny Hothi, Chief Executive, Trust for London and Rocio Concha, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Chief Economist, Which?

Comprehensive, thought provoking and forward looking


Full programme

#NPCIgnites 2022 programme is now live. Find out what we will debating and who will be speaking across the three days.

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We want to hear from you:

Meet 1-to-1 with an NPC expert

Are you facing a particular challenge you would love to get some advice on or have a question you are looking for guidance to help you answer? Book a free 30-minute session during days one and two of the conference to get advice and ask questions on a range of topics ranging from strategy, systems change and effective philanthropy to data, shared measurement and funder impact.

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Apply for a bursary place

We offer bursary places to small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. For NPC Ignites in-person day we offer a travel bursary to cover the cost of travel to and from the venue. Places are limited in number and on a first come first serve basis. Thank you to the Barrow Cadbury Trust for their support of our bursary scheme.

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Catch up on past NPC Ignites

In the mean time, catch up on NPC Ignites 2021 and our fantastic speakers via the blogs and recordings.

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A great way to hear new ideas and information, and stimulate your own thinking

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We are actively working to improve the accessibility of our online and in-person events. As part of our commitment, for all online events we use live closed captions and upload the recordings to YouTube which has the capability to select subtitles. For in-person events we strive to use accessible venues. If you have any additional accessibility requirements that we can assist with, please email us at

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Thank you to the Barrow Cadbury Trust for their support of our bursary scheme.

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