Education Programme

Grant Givers Programme

There are relatively few opportunities for people working in grant giving to take a step back from their day jobs and spend time amongst peers thinking through new approaches, trends and challenges for grant givers. The Grant Givers’ Programme is designed for people working in or sitting on the boards of trusts and foundations and new donors.

The idea of the programme is to help participants step away from the everyday work of analysing applications or managing grantee relationships and think about the best ways in which philanthropy can be used to advance transformative change. The programme takes place over ten sessions, lasting a total of 16 hours over 3-4 months. It is run in cohorts of 10-15 participants with seven speaker sessions, two review and reflect sessions and one half-day workshop.

The programme has featured a range of amazing speakers, including Marai Larasi, Luam Kidane, Immy Kaur, Zara Todd, Rena Greifinger, Sidney Hargro, Stephanie Brobbey, Baljeet Sandhu, Grant Givers’ Movement, Sidney Hargro, Rachel Muthoga, Paula Harriott, among many others.

Participants will leave with:

  • A better understanding of how money can be used to support transformative change
  • A support network of fellow professionals
  • New skills and ideas to bring to their roles
  • Thoughts on how to overcome challenges in their giving
  • Exposure to new ideas on foundation management and giving strategies

Track record

  • 100% of participants would recommend the programme
  • 100% wanted to continue engaging after the programme

New Training Programmes

We are in the process of developing a new range of training programmes that can be accessed by donors and foundations. Details will be available shortly, but if there’s something you’re specifically interested in please do let us know.