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This page shows the events that Association of Charitable Foundations is currently planning and are available for booking.

Available Events:


SIIG Market Information Day

Tuesday, 05 March 2019, 12:30 - Tuesday, 05 March 2019, 16:00

Market Information Days run every six weeks to educate attendees about the latest social impact investment opportunities from charities, social enterprises, social purpose organisations and social impact funds. The SIIG does not go further than providing a means for communication, any follow-up interactions or information shared relating to particular transactions is not the responsibility of the SIIG.

Prices: Guest - Free

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Tackling Poverty Network

Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 13:30

Where are the opportunities for trusts and foundation to sustain, strengthen and highlight the provision of free advice as a route out of poverty?

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Barrow Cadbury Trust, Kean House, 6 Kean Street, LONDON, WC2B 4AS

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Asylum, Refugee and Migration Network

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 14:00 - Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 16:00

Back in 2014, the Migration Foundation launched a new Roma funding programme aimed at tackling poverty and improving integration of recent Roma migrants to the UK.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 6 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Smaller Funder Network Meeting

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 11:00 - Thursday, 21 March 2019, 13:30

Governance is slowly moving up the charity agenda. A number of scandals in recent years, from Kids Company to Save the Children, have shown the importance of good governance to all charities, including grant-makers.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 6 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Corporate foundations network

Monday, 25 March 2019, 11:00 - Monday, 25 March 2019, 13:30

Inside Fundraising - funders, the good, the bad and the ugly

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Network Collaboration: Criminal Justice and Housing & Homelessness Network Meeting

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, TBC - Tuesday, 26 March 2019, TBC

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about different approaches to tackling housing and homelessness with a specific reference to those who have had involvement in the criminal justice system.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

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Members' Policy Forum Event

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 14:00 - Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 16:00

“How and why might UK foundations engage with EU-based initiatives after Brexit?”

Prices: ACF member - Free

Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch, Gulbenkian Foundation, 50 Hoxton Square, LONDON, N16PB

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Reading applicants' accounts

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:00 - Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 16:00

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Prices: Non-member - £213.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Introduction to issues in grant-making

Wednesday, 03 April 2019, 11:00 - Wednesday, 03 April 2019, 14:30

New to grant making?

Prices: Non-member - £100.00 (only 1 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £40.00 (only 1 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Mental Health Network

Tuesday, 09 April 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 09 April 2019, 13:30

Just before Christmas we asked members about what topics they most wanted to hear about … and you said children and young people’s mental health and how it works in schools.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 1 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Monitoring and evaluation network

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 14:00 - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 16:00

Who funds who? Using data to find out where your funding overlaps with others. Find out how data published using the 360Giving Standard can be used to explore the network of UK grants, and start to answer one of the questions that 360Giving was formed to

Prices: ACF member - £20.00 (only 8 ACF member tickets left!)

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Operational Support Network Meeting

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 11:00 - Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 13:30

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Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Making fair decisions in grant assessing

Monday, 29 April 2019, 13:00 - Monday, 29 April 2019, 16:30

Whether we like it or not, assessors have an influence over grant decisions. In this interactive session we will explore issues of power and bias in grant making practice.

Prices: Non-member - £220.00; ACF member - £110.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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SIIG - Market Information Day

Monday, 29 April 2019, 12:30 - Monday, 29 April 2019, 16:00

Market Information Days run every six weeks to educate attendees about the latest social impact investment opportunities from charities, social enterprises, social purpose organisations and social impact funds.

Prices: Guest - Free

Location: Big Society Capital, Big Society Capital, New Fetter Place, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, LONDON, London, City of, EC4A 1AZ

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How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 10:00 - Wednesday, 08 May 2019, 16:30

Please save the date.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Data protection: making sure you’ve got it right

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 15:00

Good data protection compliance is not just a legal obligation; it also demonstrates that an organisation takes a responsible attitude to the information it holds about the people.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Selecting a new grant management system - options and approach

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 11:00 - Thursday, 16 May 2019, 15:00

There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Grant-making and the law

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 14:00 - Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 16:30

A charity law expert will give a broad overview of the law as it affects grant-making.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Introduction to issues in grant-making

Monday, 03 June 2019, 11:30 - Monday, 03 June 2019, 14:30

New to grant-making? This introductory seminar will give you a fuller understanding of how your role relates to the work of your foundation, and how that compares to others in the grant-making world.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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What it means to be a foundation trustee

Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 13:00 - Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 16:00

This seminar has been designed to provide a tailored overview of trustee roles and responsibilities within the context of trusts and foundations, and it will include a discussion of current compliance and governance issue affecting them.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Smaller funder network meeting

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 11:00 - Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 13:30

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Prices: ACF member - £20.00

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What it means to be a corporate foundation trustee

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 13:30 - Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 16:30

Being a trustee of a corporate foundation is a unique role.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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International funders network

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 11:00 - Thursday, 13 June 2019, 13:30

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Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Exploring core funding

Monday, 24 June 2019, 14:00 - Monday, 24 June 2019, 17:00

Core funding is essential for organisations to survive and thrive – often covering their leadership, financial management and accommodation costs. It can provide organisations with greater stability.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Place based learning network

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 14:00 - Thursday, 27 June 2019, 16:00

Please save the date.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

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Funding plus

Monday, 01 July 2019, 12:00 - Monday, 01 July 2019, 15:30

Trusts and foundations are often involved in activities with beneficiaries that go far beyond grant-making - sometimes known as 'funding plus' or 'grants plus'.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Beyond the balance sheet

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 12:00 - Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 15:30

How foundations can identify effective applicants and spot warning signs.

Prices: Non-member - £165.00; ACF member - £110.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Challenges and opportunities of foundation leadership

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:30 - Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 14:30

The role of a foundation director or CEO is unlike any other in the charitable sector. This seminar offers an opportunity to reflect upon it with others facing the same issues.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £42.00

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Children and young people network meeting

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 13:30

Please save the date.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

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Assessing grant applications

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 11:00 - Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 15:30

How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

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Reading applicants' accounts

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 10:00 - Thursday, 26 September 2019, 16:00

This essential and popular one day introductory course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants' statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

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Involving grantees in decision-making

Thursday, 03 October 2019, 12:00 - Thursday, 03 October 2019, 15:00

We often ask grantees how their service users influence decisions, but how good are we at doing this ourselves?

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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How to assess the outcomes and impact of projects you fund

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:00 - Thursday, 17 October 2019, 16:30

This course will support you in how you assess and demonstrate the effectiveness of your grant-giving.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

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Grants and social impact investing

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 12:30 - Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 16:00

How you can help grantees navigate today's funding opportunities.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00; SIIG member - £40.00

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Mental health network

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:00 - Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:30

Please save the date

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Association of Charitable Foundations, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON, WC1X 8DP

Map: Click here for a map (opens a new window).

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Your digital capacity

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 14:00 - Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 17:00

Do you want to improve how you use technology when reaching our to grantees and other stakeholders?

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Safeguarding and due diligence

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 13:00 - Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 16:00

Conducting robust due diligence assessments of applicants is a central part of the work of foundations, and safeguarding is a core part of this process. Over the past year many foundations have been exploring their role and responsibilities in this area.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Welfare Reform

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 12:00 - Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 16:00

With welfare reform continuing to have an impact on people's lives, this half-day seminar reports on important developments affecting social security changes.

Prices: Non-member - £220.00; ACF member - £110.00

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Introduction to issues in grant-making

Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 13:00 - Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 16:00

Are you new to grant-making? This introductory seminar will give you an overview of the foundation sector and an introduction to issues you will come across when making grants.

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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Reading applicants' accounts

Wednesday, 04 December 2019, 10:00 - Wednesday, 04 December 2019, 16:00

This essential and popular one day introductory course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants' statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

Click here to make a booking

Assessing grant applications

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 15:30

How grant applications are assessed can depend enormously on the size of the foundation, as well as on the mission and operational models adopted. There is no magic formula, but there are some key principles which underpin good practice.

Prices: Non-member - £300.00; ACF member - £140.00

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Selecting a new grant management system

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:00 - Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 15:00

There are many suppliers and software packages available to the charitable sector, designed for managing relationships with supporters, grantees/partners, members and others, but how do you choose the system that best supports your specific needs?

Prices: Non-member - £100.00; ACF member - £40.00

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