Beyond money: A study of funding plus
The Institute for Voluntary Action Research recently launched this report, which examines different charitable foundation’s approaches to funding plus (which the authors describe as any activity which is additional to a grant and the grant-making process.
The research (funded by Trust for London, the Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund) considers the principal benefits, challenges and risks of different approaches.
The primary audience for the study is trusts and foundations interested in thinking about the introduction, further development or refinement of funding plus practices. This report brings together the findings from 29 trusts and foundations engaged in funding plus work. 101 interviews were undertaken with grant makers, third parties engaged with the delivery of funding plus, and grantees in receipt of funding plus approaches.
The research found that the funding plus field comprises a broad range of definitions, purposes and activity. Within this it was able to identify a number of overarching preconditions for success in funding plus:
- strong personal relationships
- good knowledge of grantees and the sector in which they operate
- grantees that are ready and willing for an engaged relationship with a funder
- bespoke rather than standardised or prescriptive approaches
- careful and responsible management of power relationships between funder and grantee.
From our Twitter
Our grantee @CreativeSoc is offering an unique opp for those looking to make a career in the #creative sector #ArtsJobs Join them at this drop-in session funded by us on Tues 25 Feb, #Islington Town Hall to chat with others working in the field & gain advice, details below https://twitter.com/heebs_got_it/status/1220658924027891712 …24 Jan 2020
New @TBIJ research shows planned rise in housing benefit rates will make only a fraction more homes affordable as 1000s of households face shortfalls. And in Central London the proposed increase stands to make no difference at all. Great investigation from @cboutaud & @MaeveMCC https://twitter.com/TBIJ/status/1220651003646824448 …24 Jan 2020
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“To all my fellow Londoners: let’s start seeing blind and partially-sighted people in a new light.” Alan, who is blind & a @Vision_Fdn campaigner, shares his experience of living in the capital, & calls for a shift in attitudes from the public & employers http://bit.ly/38CG51F23 Jan 2020