Building Bridges: BRINGING LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND INDEPENDENT FUNDERS INTO DIALOGUE

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Due to continued funding cuts, local authorities are having to redefine themselves as place shapers. A key component of place is civil society. Yet, as councils have reduced their investment in civil society to adjust to the financial landscape, the role of independent funders has grown. Therefore, it is essential that councils and the funding community work with each other. Through strategic collaboration with funders, councils can greatly maximise positive outcomes for the places they serve.

Our latest report launch will explore how London boroughs and the funding community can collaborate for better outcomes. This event will bring together senior figures in both sectors, putting principle into practice and instigating a dialogue that could lead to collaboration.

The report shows how by engaging with each other, London authorities and funders can achieve more locally specific solutions including:

  • Smarter commissioning
  • Shifting from crisis to prevention
  • More efficient use of resources
The launch will include a presentation of the report’s findings and feature contributions from speakers include:

David Farnsworth, Director, City Bridge Trust
John Barradell, Town Clerk & Chief Executive, City of London Corporation
Paul Najsarek, Chief Executive, London Borough of Ealing
Stephen Douglass, Director of Communities, Southwark Council
Julian Corner, Chief Executive, Lankelly Chase
Abigail Gilbert, Researcher, NLGN

All attendees will receive a free hard copy of the report.