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Grenfell Tower: implications for housing

In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, some have argued that this incident could have been avoided and that, at the very least, it has exposed some of the inadequacies of the current social housing system. This meeting will feature housing experts talking about the policy implications of what has happened and providing some guidance on what next steps should be taken to mitigate against the risk of another incident like this one to take place. There will also be an opportunity for foundations operating in the housing space to reflect on the role they can realistically play both in the short and long-term to promote meaningful changes in this area, by making the best use of their limited but independent resources.

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Reading applicants’ accounts

This essential and popular course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants’ statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

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How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

CES is one of eight organisations (including ACF) who manage and deliver ‘Inspiring Impact’ – an international collaborative programme, working to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure. This course will support you in how you assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

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Foundation leadership

Intended only for a small group, this seminar will enable new leaders to share experiences and insights on the distinct role and unique potential of foundations. Adapted to the needs of participants, the discussion covers the responsibilities of grant-making and other ways of investing assets for public benefit, as well as of managing endowments, alongside supporting trustees in taking forward the foundation’s mission.

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The essentials of data protection

Most voluntary organisations have gradually become familiar with their responsibilities under the current Data Protection Act 1998, and many are aware that this will be replaced on 25th May 2018 by the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is not a radical departure from the current situation, but it does introduce some important changes in the rules about how data may be legally handled and in the responsibilities of organisations.

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Funder collaboration

Do you want to find out when collaboration could be a fruitful road to explore? And when it would be best to go it alone? Collaboration can be time consuming, costly and difficult to administer and monitor. The aim of this seminar is to deepen participants understanding of what collaboration can mean for funders, the different forms it can take and what impact it can have.

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