Streamlining the mechanics of grant making is important, because it costs civil society in the region of £900 per year to apply for funding. Due diligence is one part of the process where there is potential to save time and money, both for applicants and for grant makers.
Over the last 18 months, we’ve held roundtables, developed shared ambitions and principles, and surveyed members on their current practice. More than 20 members have participated to date, with a great mix of large and small, public, private and independent, local, regional and national.
If you haven’t been involved so far, you are very welcome to join now! We have two more co-design workshops scheduled on 1 and 21 February. You don’t need to have committed to the pilot to participate, and we’ll also be joined by civil society infrastructure organisations.