Can Westminster Fix our Cities? Devolution, Philanthropy and Civic Renewal

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Price: Free
Event Organiser: Rebecca Goodbourn
Gloucester Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole

NPC’s Labour Party fringe event

About this event

Philanthropy plays a powerful role in British civic life but this role is far from consistent across the country, with charitable giving far stronger in London and the South East than other regions. Our fringe meetings at the Labour Party and Conservative Party Conferences will discuss how devolution could boost the role that philanthropy can play in civic renewal including providing alternative investment funds, strengthening civic identity and empowering the grass roots.

The chair of these events will be the much respected Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer at the Observer and member of the NPC’s Policy Advisory Board. NPC will be also be joined by co-sponsors the Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Charities Aid Foundation (who recently published The role of Mayors in building a culture of civic philanthropy).

Labour Party Conference

Gloucester Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole, from 18:00-19:30 on Monday 25 September 2017 with:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Catherine West MP, Co-Chair of the APPG for Reform, Decentralisation and Devolution
  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point.


The Venue

Gloucester Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole
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