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Paying a realistic living wage in the voluntary sector is a step in the right direction

I think most of us would agree that overall, the voluntary sector is not well paid. It was therefore refreshing to learn that a number of large funding organisations are now… 572 more words

Green Pepper Consulting

Who to fund is full of tough choices

This blog first appeared on www.thirdsector.co.uk on 12th September 2016.

The decision-making meeting for funders is typically difficult, writes our Chief Executive Paul Streets.

At the Foundation, we make grants three times a year, and there’s always more worthwhile work to fund than money in the pot. 703 more words

Voluntary Sector

Are voluntary organisations complying with or resisting austerity?

Mike Hemmings

I will be presenting a paper at the 2016 Social Policy Association Conference in Belfast in July. The paper looks at the impact of austerity on voluntary sector organisations campaigning and delivery of welfare services. 629 more words


How research helps the voluntary sector make an even bigger difference

Nick Ockenden is head of research at the NCVO (the National Council for Voluntary Organisations) which champions the voluntary sector and volunteering. Its vision is a society where we can all make a difference to the causes that we believe in. 1,211 more words


Governance crisis? What governance crisis?

This blog first appeared on www.thirdsector.co.uk on 15th August 2016.

Our Chief Executive, Paul Streets OBE, considers the issue of governance from the perspective of small and medium-sized charities.  722 more words

Voluntary Sector

Demystifying Grant-Making

Our Grant Manager Emma Beeston explains the steps we have taken to redress the power balance between funders and those seeking funding by working in partnership with the small and medium-sized charities we support. 709 more words

Voluntary Sector

Change is such hard work

If you work in the voluntary sector, you’re sure to see ‘Change Management’ as an essential skill in any senior role these days. But how do you quantify such a skill in in a sector where the change has become constant? 394 more words