Ten Years’ Time runs the Grant Givers’ Programme which explores the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance social change. It is designed for people who are directly involved in grant-making (either foundation staff or trustees) with less than 5 years’ experience.
The purpose of the programme is to enable people to take a step back from the everyday work of grant making, and to look at the sector more critically. It is an ‘opinionated’ approach that tries to encourage participants away from mainstream philanthropy and into more effective long-term approaches. We aim to challenge the status quo, and to explore some exciting thinking in this space.
The programme takes place over eight sessions, lasting a total of 27 hours over 4 months. It happens in cohorts of 8 – 10 participants. We run 3 programmes a year.
The programme consists of one to one coaching support, 2 half day skills and insight sessions as well as 6 thematic speaker sessions over breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Participants will leave with:
- A better understanding of how money can be used to support social change
- A support network of fellow professionals
- Some new skills and ideas to bring to their roles
- Some thoughts on how to overcome particular challenges in their grant giving
- Exposure to new ideas on foundation management and grant giving strategies
The programme will cost £1250+VAT for family foundations and larger foundations. It will cost £850+VAT for smaller foundations. We also provide one or two fully-funded scholarship places for those not already working in the sector.
For a fuller overview of the programme, please see our Grant Givers Programme Brochure September 2018, or to enquire about whether the programme might work for you, please contact Nadia Hasan on firstname.lastname@example.org.