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.


Central Methodist Church

St. Saviourgate



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).


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