Yorkshire Funders 2022 Conference

  • York
  • 15 June 2022
  • 9.30 - 4.00

Bookings now open for Yorkshire Funders Conference – 15 June, York

Bookings for the Yorkshire Funders Conference 2022 – which will take place from 9.30am – 4.00pm on the 15th June at St. Saviourgate in central York – are now open. The theme for the day is: Smarter Giving in the New Normal. The day will provide a host of in person networking and learning opportunities for Yorkshire funding organisations and funding advisors who support local, frontline community groups.

  • The price for funders is £55 per person and can be booked via the Eventbrite link here. Please ensure you select which two afternoon workshops you wish to attend when booking.
  • If you are not able to pay by credit or debit card please email Carla Marshall directly at info@sirgeorgemartintrust.org.uk to place your booking, confirm your two workshops and make payment by cheque or BACS.

Many thanks to our event supporter CCLA Investment Management.

VENUE & LOCATION

Central Methodist Church

St. Saviourgate

York

YO1 8NQ

The venue is a 15 minute walk from York Station and a seven minute walk from Foss Bank Car Park, located next to Sainsbury’s. Yorkshire Funders does encourage the use of public transport and/or the Park & Ride service. The post code for Foss Bank Car Park is YO31 7PL and the cost is £10.50 for the full conference day (seven hours).

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

9.30 – 10.00       Registration & refreshments

10.00 – 12.15     Plenary Session chaired by Tim Cutts, Chair of Yorkshire Funders & Executive Secretary of the Allen Lane Foundation including Q&As

10.05 – 11.00     Paul Streets OBE, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation will share how they have adapted to a changing world, emerging trends in the funding sector and give a taster of the organisation’s new five-year strategy

Danielle Walker-Palmour, Director, Friends Provident Foundation will communicate the importance of organisations being more transparent and how funders of all sizes can make a difference in today’s turbulent world

11.00 – 12.15     Local Funder Panel – Working Smarter: How we’ve changed & what has been important to keep the same

  • Kath Lindley, CEO of Wakefield & District Health & Community Support (WDHCS)
  • Shahed Molvi, Head of Grants at Leeds Community Foundation
  • Rachel Payling, Head of Stronger Communities at Barnsley Metropolitan District Council
  • Bruce Warnes, Trustee & Grants Manager at the Shears Foundation

12.15 – 1.20       Lunch & networking

1.20 – 2.30         Workshop Session One – choice of attending:   

  1. What does the future hold for investments & the growing importance of ESG – led by CCLA
  1. Developing your grant management system – led by Ian Bates, Technical Director at Issimo Consultancy
  2. Funders & funding Advisors – learning from each other & overcoming barriers for grant seekers – led by FAWN (Funding Advice Workers’ Network)

2.30 – 2.45          Comfort break & tea/coffee

2.45 – 4.00          Workshop Session Two – choice of attending:

  1. Yorkshire Micro Funders Network – led by Robert Templar, Trustee of the Craven Trust
  1. What it takes to be a relational funder – led by Eliza Buckley, Director of Research at IVAR
  2. FAWN (Funding Advice Workers’ Network) general meeting