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Exploring core funding


  • Gina Crane, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Diane Eyre, Imagine Foundation

Core funding is essential for 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 many grant-makers have traditionally preferred to offer funding for frontline delivery or projects.

This seminar will explore the potential of core grants to provide an effective solution to some of the challenges posed by the funding environment. 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.

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Cost to non-members: £100

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