The Chief Executive of Local Trust on how overcoming challenges in delivering improvements to shared community resources happens better when the conversation begins at the local shop or the school gate.
Civil society funder Lankelly Chase is in "a continual process" of change, trying to be aware of power in their organisation and shift it down from Board level. How are they handling it?
From 3D printing wheelchairs to getting out of London to meet new people with ideas... how is a funder of social tech projects trying to shift power and create connection?
Is there a way to bring funding information together so that anyone could quickly see what’s being funded in a particular community or sector? In an ideal world, all grants data would be shared openly.
This award gives quarter of a million dollars, no strings attached, to people being extraordinarily disobedient for the benefit of society. What could we learn?
Funding... too often tightly controlled by a cautious, privileged few? Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference.
Is this the most honest blog you've ever read about what's going wrong in the social enterprise sector?
If you’ve seen the TV game show Pointless, you’ll know that – like in civil society – common assumptions are often a veneer. The most illuminating way to understand a community is to seek out the Pointless answers...
One of the constant themes we’ve heard during the first year of the inquiry is the need to create places and spaces for people to come together, create and meet others. What's going on across Europe and what can we learn?
The Blagrave Trust funds around 50 youth organisations in the South East of England. We recently brought them and young people together at the Blagrave Trust’s annual partners event. We discussed the future for young people in order to contribute to the Civil Society Futures Inquiry. Quotes below are from people attending the event. What …