ACF Annual Conference
Bookings are now open to non-members, this year's theme will focus on foundation independence; its implications, its power and its limitations. View the full brochure including plenary speakers and break-out sessions on our conference page
Read and download ACF's latest research publication, Giving Trends Top 300 Foundation Grant-Makers 2015, part of a series of annual reports which will track key indicators of the health of the foundation sector: its giving, its income and the value of its assets.
Northern Ireland Conference
The impact of public sector reform, funding cuts, and an
increase in demand for services are all being felt. This two day
conference will hear from practitioners who are driving change, researchers who
are analysing the sector, and funders who have been testing new approaches. We
will reflect upon these contributions in depth and explore how the learning
they share could be put into practice.
- Aideen McGinley, Carnegie UK
- Joanne McDowell, Big Lottery Fund
- Avila Kilmurray, Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy
- Janet Schofield, Director Compass Advocacy Network
- Peter O’Neill, Alliance for Useful Evidence
- Markus Ketola, University of Ulster
View the full programme.
Book your place here.
Legal Opinion – Improving support for Destitute Migrants
The following 4 documents provide opinions for ACF members on the legality of support for migrants, including asylum seekers, with no recourse to public funds. The first summary paper provides a context for the Legal Opinion with support from two annexes, the first of which covers legal issues for charities supporting projects for destitute migrants including charitable trusts and foundations, and the other provides information specifically aimed at housing providers.
ACF (Association of
Charitable Foundations) is the leading membership association for trusts and
foundations in the UK with over 300 members ranging in size from small and
local grant-makers to some of the world's largest foundations.
Through our services to members we provide a framework in which trusts and
foundations can learn from each other's experience, explore matters of common
concern and achieve good practice in grant-making. ACF Members
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