NPC Ignites: 12-14 October 2021

We are delighted to announce the full programme for this year’s NPC Ignites. It promises to be an invigorating three-day conference and one that will help the sector, as it traverses the road to recovery from this pandemic. We will be staying online, but using an interactive networking platform to allow you to connect with others outside of the speaker sessions.

We will be debating the big themes facing the charity and philanthropy sectors today, including social inequality, the climate crisis, the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda and discuss how to rethink and rebuild our sector for the future. We have an exciting line up of speakers, whose expertise will make this conference unforgettable, including Prof. Michael Marmot, author of the highly influential health inequalities review, who will provide the opening presentation of NPC Ignites 2021.

  • Become a sponsor: Find out more about our exciting sponsorship opportunities
  • Follow us: Get all the latest updates and join the discussion on Twitter via @NPCthinks and #NPCIgnites
  • Share an idea for the programme: Suggest a speaker or topic for the programme by emailing the events team
  • Book your one to one with an NPC expert: By singing up to NPC Ignites you will have the opportunity to book a free 30-minute surgery session. Get advice on a range of topics and ask your burning questions.

With thanks to our sponsor Barrow Cadbury Trust we are able to offer a number of bursary places for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. To apply for our bursary places, please email


View the full programme for each day:

Day 1 - 12th October

Day 1 programme

Day 2 - 13th October

Day 2 programme

Day 3 - 14th October

Day 3 programme

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We would like to thank Barrow Cadbury Trust, our bursary sponsor. With their support we are able to offer more bursary places to small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Barrow Cadbury Trust is an independent, charitable foundation, committed to bringing about socially just change. Visit their website for more information.

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