Why We Should Rethink Philanthropy...

A new workshop aims to shake-up the way we approach philanthropy, turning traditional funding relationships on their head and inviting us to co-create solutions together. Cheryl Chapman reports on how a two hour hack bought homelessness home. For more information, please click here  

Tackling Community and Environment issues has big benefits for business, but start small!

Marie Broad, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at SThree started off the session by pointing out that responsibility programmes no longer just give money to charity,

What is the Role of Philanthropy in Reducing UK Poverty Today?

On 28th June 2016, Julia Unwin presented a timely and engaging lecture on the role of philanthropy in reducing UK poverty.  The text of the lecture is available to read here, and the full film can be viewed here. Please feel free to share these with colleagues who may be interested. If you

Minister Rob Wilson MP celebrates Volunteers’ Week

As part of Volunteers’ Week, which celebrates the contribution made by volunteers across the UK, we were pleased to accompany the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, to the Furzedown Project, a project funded by The London Community Foundation. The Furzedown Project was estab

The Art of Commissioning

How commissioners can release the potential of the arts and cultural sector Growing evidence highlights the contribution of arts and cultural providers to health and wellbeing.  But their relationships with commissioners tend to be piecemeal.  The Cultural Commissioning Programme has w

To earn more you need to be male, have a professional dad and avoid starting out in a recession!

Britain’s workforce is now more educated and has more graduates than ever before. Conversely, successful programmes for the worst educated has seen

Doing good blog on ‘The Way Ahead’- Doing good through co-production with local communities

David Warner, Director of London Funders has reacted to The Future of Doing Good report published by the Big Lottery Fund and written by Sonia Sodha (Trustee, Trust for London and writer for the Observer), and has noted the links it has with the recently published report commissioned by London Fu

What is the business case for the sustainable development goals?

What is the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals? This was the question that Nicola Ruane answered at a recent event at the UN in Geneva to bring business, the UN and civil society together.

Looking for community representatives to help make a big difference in London

We are looking for experienced community representatives to join the Red Nose Day Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF) Grants Panel and help represent the views of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in London. The panel will be held on 21 st July 2017. We believe that loc

Are we doing good?

The Future of “Doing Good” in the UK is a report by, Sonia Sodha (trustee: Trust for London, Chief Leader Writer: The Observer), for the Big Lottery Fund.     Here is a blog written by Bharat Mehta, Chief Executive, Trust for London, that responds to the report, s