How To Talk To Funders - Seeking Expressions of Interest

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This is a joint project between the Runnymede Trust Common Cause Networks and the Big Lottery Community Fund.

How To Talk To Funders is a working conference which will bring together black and minority ethnic (BME) managers and leaders from all across the UK, Monday 30th March, to spend a day with a range of funders such as Big Lottery, Power To Change, UKRI and Calouste Gulbenkian (none yet confirmed).

Participants will have the opportunity to get direct feedback and guidance on their own project proposals, as well take part in a day intended to highlight the value and perspectives of BME-led projects and organisations.

We are now seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to attend. If that is you, please email with the following brief information:-

  1. Your contact details (address, email, phone, etc)
  2. Indicate which sector you are either working in or intending to work in: arts, media, heritage, academic, community, health and wellbeing, social and other civic.
  3. Indicate your business model: charity, social enterprise, sole trader, business limited by guarantee, or for-profit enterprise.
  4. A short outline of your project and/or organisation.
  5. List the funders you have applied to in the past.
  6. Describe, in one or two sentences only, the proposal you are currently seeking funding for.

There are 30 places available.

Please indicate your interest by Friday 31st January 2020  sending your information to commoncause[at]runnymedetrust[dot]org

N.B. Attendance at this event is limited to people who identify as black, Asian, from a minority ethnic background or as a person of colour, and is intended to come within positive action as defined by s.158 Equality Act (2010).

Conference programme and further details will be available in due course.