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Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics
Last updated January 2020

Grant Making Forum

Meetings are held at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS, from 11am-1pm. This is a "Members-only" event, everyone is welcome and attendance is free.

Our quarterly grant-making forum is held to bring ACO members together to discuss changing needs and priorities in the sector. Members can discuss concerns they have with their peers, share their work or plans with other members, and we aim to have at least two expert speakers at each session to stimulate conversation. 

It is an opportunity for you to meet with your peer group and share issues in confidence. This helps build relationships between our members and has resulted in much information and knowledge sharing over the years.

Dates for 2020
  • Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020
All GMF meetings are followed at 1.30-3.30pm by the ever-popular Under Fives meeting for solo workers and members of small teams. All members are welcome and there is usually a mix of new members and long-term members.

Grant Making Forum and Under Fives - Thursday 11 June 2020 (Zoom event)

ACO will continue to run this scheduled Grant Makers Forum as an online event on Zoom. ACO members should register on Eventbrite to receive details on how to join this event.  

Join us (virtually) for thought-provoking talks from the following speakers:

Daniel Furlong - Trust & Major Gift Campaign Specialist (Christians Against Poverty)

Daniel will discuss Christians Against Poverty's work in providing debt advice to individuals, including insight into how their service has been used and changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Daniel has been with CAP for ten years working across a variety of funding aspects of the organisation. In his current role as Trust & Major Gift Campaign Specialist his focus is largely on how to match the work of the charity with a donor's interest: finding the level of interest, detail and frequency that suits our funding partners. He believes if charities start to get this right, we can move from the begging bowl to a true partnership based on mutual understanding and shared enthusiasm.

Sarah Shaw – Senior Officer, 3P’s Team, National Crime Agency (Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit)

Sarah will be discussing the threat of modern slavery and trafficking, and how organisations can help prevent this crime and stop vulnerable people becoming victims.

Sarah is part of the NCA 3P team which looks at tackling the threat of modern slavery and human trafficking through using a 3P (Protect, Prepare, Prevent) approach from a national level. The team determines areas of priority by assessing the intelligence picture surrounding the threat to identify recurring themes, emerging trends or key enablers facilitating offending and/or the business models employed by Organised Crime Groups. Sarah and her team widely recognises that combatting this threat requires a partnership approach and cannot be tackled by one body alone.

MaryJane Gunn - Support Manager (CABA) - and Sam Palombella - Head of Kooth Business Development (XenZone)

MaryJane and Sam will be discussing CABA's new service to provide emotional support for students and children, Kooth. They will discuss how they found and implemented Kooth, what benefits it has delivered for their charity and insights into how the service has performed during COVID-19. 

Mary Jane is responsible for the services that are delivered to CABA’s 3000+ clients each year. Services are delivered from our wonderful in-house team and from our great partner organisations. Sam joined XenZone in 2017 and manages the Business Development team having previously worked in the Third Sector and Local Government for 20 years. 


We are grateful to our speakers for agreeing to participate in this virtual event during unprecedented times. 


Index

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February 2020

Grant Making Forum Feb 2020

Our Grant Making Forum held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 featured three speakers: Bob Browell, Counter Fraud Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, Mark Burnett, CEO of Hope & May International Data Protection Practitioners, and Jane Petit, CEO of Foothold. Presentations from the session can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

December 2019

GMF November 2019

At our Grant Makers Forum on 25 November we had Piers French from AO, Rita Chadha from the Small Charities Coalition and Joe Howes from Buttle UK all come to speak to our member charities.

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October 2019

GMF September 2019

Below are videos of all presentations recorded at the grant-making forum held on 11 September 2019.

June 2019

GMF June 2019

In June's meeting we had two presentations, Paul McAfee from Family Fund presents a case study in setting up and managing a grant-making fund for BBC's Children in Need, including planning and operational challenges, and Huw Evans from aQmen takes a look at the range of cyber risks we all face, strategies for mitigating the impact and how insurance can help.

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April 2019

GMF February 2019

In this meeting we hear from four presenters - Shehnaaz Latif from NCVO speaks about impact assessments and change development - Peter Davenport from Definition introduces us to the ACO-led PR project - Dawn Jackson from Turn2Us showcases their 'Living Without' campaign for white goods funding - and Paul Mitchell provides valuable advice on how to manage your investment managers.

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December 2018

GMF November 2018

This month we were pleased to welcome Fiona Wilson from The OT Practice who gave us an introduction to their network of occupational therapists and how charities might use the service. We also met senior executives from Connect Assist and three charity officers already using their helpline service who recounted their experience of implementing phone support.

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September 2018

GMF - 12 September 2018

This month we heard from two new partner organisations providing free support to ACO charity members - The Cranfield Trust and The Money Advice Service. We also hosted a round-table discussion on charity fraud and its detection.

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June 2018

GMF - 14 June 2018

Two presentations on the subject of safeguarding. The first, presented by Chris Rowse and Jane Klauber, outline the legal requirements for serious incident reporting, frameworks for governance for trustees, chief executive and operations staff, and how and when to use the disclosure and barring service. The second, from Sarah Carlick, provides details about the need for change, legislative requirements, types of abuse, and how to establish and build upon safeguarding frameworks within your own organisation.

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February 2018

GMF - 27 Feb 2018

GDPR was the topic of this Grant Making Forum.

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November 2017

GMF - 30th Nov 2017

The final meet-up for members in 2017 at the BDA was packed to the rafters. Family Fund presented on measuring impact and CAST presented on digital for benevolent funders. The slides are embedded in the videos.

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September 2017

GMF - 11th Sept 2017

Details of the meeting & presentations to view & download

Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics
June 2017

GMF - 29th June 2017

Details of the meeting, including documents and presentations.

Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics
December 2016

GMF - 1st Dec 2016

Presentations from the meeting to view and download

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September 2016

GMF - 15th Sept 2016

Presentations from the meeting to view and download

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July 2016

GMF - 30th June 2016

Presentations from the meeting to view and download

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February 2016

GMF - 17th Feb 2016

Details of the meeting, including documents and presentations.

Grant Making Forum & Under Fives Meetings - Graphics