Pushing the boundaries of funding
Funding and philanthropy culture has an enormous effect on charities, the people and causes they support, and the charity sector as a whole.
So it’s important to stop and think: What role is the funder-grantee power balance playing in your work? Are other funders taking innovative approaches that you could learn from?
By challenging your existing funding practice, and exploring new approaches to charitable giving, our insights can help your money, time and effort go further.
See how pushing the boundaries of funding could help maximise your impact.
Featured resources and commentary on innovative funding
More than grants collection: Pushing the boundaries of funding
As a country we face huge challenges. These challenges present questions for everyone who funds charities. It’s time to ask whether charitable foundations in the UK are doing enough—and are doing the right things—to support the voluntary and community sector.
Making your funding go further
Impact practice is increasingly common among charities. But in order to really drive change, funders must support their grantees’ impact practice, and they must examine and improve their own work. This short paper outlines how to get started.
Systems change: A guide to what it is and how to do it
Systems change has been attracting the attention of those in the social sector who want to deal with the root causes of problems. This guide has been produced to plug a gap in the systems change literature—providing accessible material and recommendations for action.
A beginner’s guide to funding with few or no restrictions
If you’re used to giving with restrictions, how can you move towards a more unrestricted model? Here we outline how.
Why charity leaders must speak with one voice
We must build our case for how charities will work with the next government.