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Exploring core funding


  • Sara Harrity MBE, Director, A B Charitable Trust
  • Gina Crane, Communications and Learning Manager, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Hannah Alcock, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Diane Eyre, Imagine Foundation

Event details

Core funding is essential for many organisations to survive and thrive – often covering their leadership, financial management and accommodation costs. It can provide organisations with greater stability, as well as increased scope for growth and innovation. However, in a tough funding environment, it can be increasingly difficult for organisations to meet these costs and grant-makers have traditionally preferred to offer funding for frontline delivery or projects.

This seminar will explore the reasons why foundations may like to consider offering core funding and in what circumstances. We will hear from foundations about why they decided to offer core funding and what factors they consider when making individual core funding decisions. We will tackle difficult questions such as whether it is possible to assess the impact of core funding, how to identify organisations that would benefit, and how to weigh the benefits of core funding against its risks and opportunity costs.

Will interest

Foundation trustees and staff who are considering whether to make core funding grants and in what circumstances.

Contact| 0207 255 4499


Cost to members: £62

Cost to non-members: £88

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