Disaster fund skills workshop

01 Jul 2019
45 White Lion St, The Angel, London N1 9PW
At the disaster fund skills workshop, funders had the opportunity to come together with other experienced grant-making professionals to explore the learning from grant-making in disasters and emergencies in the UK, with a view to being part of a cohort of grant-makers across the UK who can support funding in future emergency situations in the UK based on a shared understanding of what’s needed.
The workshop focused on sharing accounts and key learning from those who have been active in responding to disasters and emergencies in recent years, rather than a honed skills masterclass, with plenty of time to ask questions and discuss.  Over the course of the session they heard the learning and insights from people involved in disaster funding to individuals, given access to the tools that were used, and met others with direct experience or seeking to become part of a cohort of people who will be able to offer support and assistance in the event of a future disaster.
The workshop wasdelivered by staff from the London Emergencies Trust and focused on the main types of grant making to individuals: (a) those bereaved (b) those injured (including psychological injury); and (c) those displaced, lost livelihoods or otherwise experiencing hardship as a result of an incident.
Slides from the day can be found here