What works in supporting civil society organisations’ resilience?

4th October, 3.45pm-6pm at- The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
04 Oct 2016
The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL

This event, co-hosted by London Funders and Rocket Science, was kindly supported by Alan Baxter Associates. 

Rocket Science brought together some learning points from their recent evaluation on capacity building support, drawing on:

  • the Local Sustainability Fund - reflections on being half-way through this Cabinet Office support for medium sized VCSOs (including from 4 projects Rocket Science are working with in London)
  • Heritage Lottery Fund’s Transition and Start-up grants - how different types of heritage-sector organisations are using HLF’s support to become more resilient and less grant dependent
  • Organisation diagnostics for Reaching Communities’ grant-holders – using an online self-assessment toolkit to measure organisational strengths
  • Village SOS - a BLF rural programme of support which was small but successful in moving people from an idea to a plan, delivered to 450 projects nationally
  • Supporting Change and Impact – BLF’s £50m of capacity building support to build skills in the sector and assist Lottery funded projects’ to measure and demonstrate their impact

Please see attached notes from the event, notes on London Sustainability Fund organisations and presentation slides