NLGN Dialogue Session

Local Authorities & the Funding Community: How can they collaborate in the future?

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The relationship between civil society and local government has changed. With councils needing to achieve more with limited funding, voluntary organisations increasingly participate in areas once regarded as statutory. Efficiency seems to be crowding out innovation. While some councils have positively reshaped their interaction with civil society, this event aims to explore new ideas to practically implement change across a wider audience.

NLGN would be delighted if you could join us to devise practical steps on reaching the ideal relationship between civil society and local government. At this event, London authorities and charitable funders will develop strategies to turn this vision into a reality.

Drawing on initial research findings, we will create a realistic roadmap for how councils and funders can best collaborate to deliver outcomes for residents. Questions we will consider include:

  • How do councils and funders need to play different roles to improve the relationship?
  • Are there measures we can implement to reform the relationship between the sectors?
  • What are the responsibilities of council and funder in an ideal working relationship?

The findings from this event will contribute to a report due to published later in the year.