Shared Futures Conference: Funders, Funding and the BME Third Sector

Event Date: 14 April 2021

Hosted by The Runnymede Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund | 14 April 2021

The Runnymede Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund welcomes you to Shared Futures conference. Here, we are convening and reflecting on past, current and future debates about the funding infrastructure for the BME Third Sector. We want to examine the value of BME-led projects and organisations and be a spark of inspiration for BME leaders who are often working in isolation, founding and developing and establishing their projects and organisations.

This conference is for project managers, leaders and founders who self-identify as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME).

It is also for funders, from across the UK, of all types and sizes, for their senior personnel, as well as their frontline grant-makers. Listen to and join in on the broader themes and conversations taking place about funding for BME-led civil society. Gain insight into the value of BME-led civil society, and embrace new thinking, new models and approaches.

BME LEADERS – Session highlights

Meeting peers and making friends: breaking the isolation of BME-led work.
David Befriends Goliath: working with corporates
The case for community ownership: asset-led development

In addition:

National Lottery Community Fund `Critical Friend’: If you are currently working on a funding application, bring it with you for a private, informal and confidential feedback session with a funding professional (you must complete a short form, which is available via the Eventbrite page linked below).

FUNDERS – Session highlights

The path to sustainability for BME-led organisations: what it really takes
Funding for BME Third Sector: unlearning old patterns, embracing shared futures
The Phoenix Fund and participatory funding: is this the new way?

For the full two day programme and to register your free place, head to the Eventbrite page.

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