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

Available Events:


Corporate foundations network

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 12:30 - Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 15:00

Room 101 Relationship between Corporate Funder and Foundation – what aspects of the relationship between your Foundation and your Corporate Donor would you ditch [if you could!]?

Location: Toynbee Hall, The Community Centre, 28 Commercial Street, LONDON, E1 7AJ

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Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Asylum, refugee and migration network

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:15 - Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 13:30

Overview of migrant destitution in the UK and practical responses from the North East of England and Scotland.

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Action Foundation, The Castle Gate, Melbourne Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE , NE1 2JQ

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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

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Investment Seminars - July 2019

Wednesday, 03 July 2019, 09:30 - Thursday, 04 July 2019, 17:00

This two-day programme will empower trustees and senior foundation executives to realise the full potential of their investment assets to acheive their charitable and financial objectives.

Prices: Non-Member - 03 & 04 July 2019 - £260.00 (only 4 Non-Member - 03 & 04 July 2019 tickets left!); ACO - 03 & 04 July 2019 - £160.00 (only 4 ACO - 03 & 04 July 2019 tickets left!); Non-Member - 03 July 2019 - £135.00 (only 4 Non-Member - 03 July 2019 tickets left!); Non-Member - 04 July 2019 - £135.00 (only 4 Non-Member - 04 July 2019 tickets left!); ACO - 03 July 2019 - £85.00 (only 4 ACO - 03 July 2019 tickets left!); ACO - 04 July 2019 - £85.00 (only 4 ACO - 04 July 2019 tickets left!); ACF Member - 03 & 04 July 2019 - Free (only 4 ACF Member - 03 & 04 July 2019 tickets left!); ACF Member - 03 July 2019 - Free (only 4 ACF Member - 03 July 2019 tickets left!); ACF Member - 04 July 2019 - Free (only 4 ACF Member - 04 July 2019 tickets left!); FIRM - 03 & 04 July 2019 - Free (only 4 FIRM - 03 & 04 July 2019 tickets left!); FIRM - 03 July 2019 - Free (only 4 FIRM - 03 July 2019 tickets left!); FIRM - 04 July 2019 - Free (only 4 FIRM - 04 July 2019 tickets left!)

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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 (only 2 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £110.00 (only 2 ACF member tickets left!)

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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SIIG - Market Information Day

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 12:30 - Tuesday, 23 July 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

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Reading applicants' accounts

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 10:00 - Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 16:00

This essential and popular one day course gives grant-makers and 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

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).

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

Smaller funders network

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:00 - Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 13:30

Details to follow

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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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 - £40.00

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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 (only 6 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £140.00 (only 6 ACF member tickets left!)

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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 (only 9 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £140.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

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Market Information Day

Tuesday, 01 October 2019, 10:00 - Tuesday, 01 October 2019, 13:30

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

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Northern Ireland Conference

Wednesday, 02 October 2019, 09:30 - Wednesday, 02 October 2019, 16:00

The conference will provide an opportunity for funders to learn about the current funding and, socio-economic and political environment in Northern Ireland; consider challenges relating to funding in Northern Ireland, and to share experience, and best practices.

Location: Clifton House, Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, BELFAST, County Antrim, BT15 1EQ

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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 (only 9 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £40.00 (only 9 ACF member tickets left!)

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Grant-making and the law

Tuesday, 08 October 2019, 14:00 - Tuesday, 08 October 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 (only 8 Non-member tickets left!); ACF member - £40.00

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

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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

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

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

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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

Sorry - This event is fully booked!

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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Tackling poverty network

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:00 - Thursday, 28 November 2019, 13:30

Details to follow

Prices: ACF member - £20.00

Location: Trust for London, 4 Chiswell Street, LONDON, EC1Y4UP

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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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