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

party conferences
Price: Free
Event Organiser: Rebecca Goodbourn
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS

NPC’s Conservative 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).

Conservative Party Conference

Friends Meeting House (between the Conference Centre and Manchester Town Hall) from 18:00-19:30 on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 with:

  • Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive, Turning Point.
  • Danny Kruger,  Senior Fellow, Legatum Institute

Please note that this event is outside of the secure zone and a pass is therefore not required.


The Venue

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, Manchester M2 5NS
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