Day 1: Tuesday 12th October

After another tough year for the sector we look forward to exploring new ideas together at NPC Ignites 2021! On Day One we’ll be debating the big themes facing the charity and philanthropy sectors today, including the climate crisis, social inequalities, and the Levelling Up agenda.

All times given are British Summer Time. More speakers to be confirmed.

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1.45pm: Networking

Join us before we kick off to meet your fellow NPC Ignites delegates and chat with NPC colleagues.

2pm: Welcome

We kick things off with a recorded message from the new charities minister, Nigel Huddleston and Dan Corry, our chief executive, sets out the big themes for the day, including social inequality, the climate crisis, and the government’s levelling up agenda.

2.10pm: The social inequalities crisis

The pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the inequalities in Britain today. It’s clear that people’s health is intimately connected with a complex interrelation of social and economic factors. In this opening presentation by Professor Michael Marmot we explore how the social sector can confront this challenge as we emerge from the covid crisis.

Speaker: Prof. Michael Marmot, author of the highly influential health inequalities review. Chaired by Dan Corry, Chief Executive, NPC.

2.40pm: The environmental crisis

Both the warming climate and the steps we must take to cut emissions will harm many of the people social charities and funders serve. This session will explore the intersection of environmental and social charities and the shared challenges we face to confront the climate crisis.

Speakers: Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children, and organiser of the Crack the Crisis campaign and Polly Billington, Chief Executive, UK100. Chaired by Vaughan Lindsay, NPC Trustee.

3.25pm: Networking, and meet the speaker

Join us in the networking area to continue the conversation with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues. Or if you need a screen break now would be a great time to put the kettle on.

3.40pm: In conversation with MP Danny Kruger

We chat with MP Danny Kruger to unpack the challenges the charity sector faces as we move beyond the Covid-19 crisis and rebuild through the government’s Levelling Up agenda.

Speaker: MP Danny Kruger, Parliamentary Private Secretary, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and author of the 2020 government-commissioned review of civil society. Chaired by Dan Corry, Chief Executive, NPC.

4pm: Levelling up

We debate the government’s levelling up agenda. Is the funding announced so far what communities need? How can the social sector support this effort and what changes are needed from the government for this to happen?

Panel members:

Baroness Hilary Armstrong, Chair, Public Services Committee, House of Lords, former Cabinet Minister

Ndidi Okezie, Chief Executive, UK Youth

Paul Kissack, Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Steve Douglas, Chief Executive, St Mungo’s

Chaired by Leah Davis, Head of Policy, NPC

5.15pm: Networking, and meet the speaker

Before we close for the day, join us in the networking area to explore the themes raised further and chat with speakers, fellow delegates, and NPC colleagues.

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