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Keep up with the latest news affecting small and local charities and views from our expert teams and partners.

Feature articles

Trustee visit to modern slavery charity Ella's

06 November 2023

Charlotte Davis, Human Rights Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, shares her experience of being a trustee for modern slavery charity Ella’s

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Research project: What is the distinct role and value of by-and-for organisations?

08 August 2023

We discuss our plans for researching by-and-for organisations, and the opportunities and challenges of this new research project

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Our approach to designing the d/Deaf and Disabled people's organisations funding programme

19 July 2023

We discuss co-designing our d/Deaf and Disabled people's organisation programme and changes we have made to our approach to funding

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Building on our work in Wales.

14 June 2023

We work with charities in Wales to ensure that people with the lived and learned experience of complex issues can raise their voice and effect wider change

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Paul Streets

Paul Streets: Bringing unlikely partners together

14 June 2023

A trip to Middlesbrough showed there is real power in uniting organisations from different worlds around a shared commitment

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Rachel Cain

Sharing insights on the (in)adequacy of social security

31 January 2023

Rachel Cain from our Policy Team explains one of the ways we have been sharing evidence with MPs to advocate for change in social security

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Gary Beharrell

Charity concerns over rising inflation and utility bills

03 November 2022

Our Regional Manager, Gary Beharrell, shares his recent conversations with charity partners facing increased pressures

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You cannot go it alone

01 November 2022

How bringing together a variety of diverse voices and minds to work together can help achieve sustained change.

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Ngozi Lyn Cole and Bonnie Chiu: Two years later

26 October 2022

Bonnie Chiu and Ngozi Lyn Cole reflect on the Foundation's racial equity journey, two years on.

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Rachel Cain

Paying the cost of living

24 October 2022

Charities are stepping up to support people through the cost of living crisis, but they are dealing with increased pressures too, and it's important their role isn't taken for granted.

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