Grant Funding Conference 2021

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Grant Funding Conference

Wednesday April 28th 2021

9:00am – 1:30pm

Online with ZOOM


The Clare Foundation exists to support charities and we know very well the pressures which these challenging times are placing on organisations like yours and our sector colleagues.

With the changing landscape and ongoing increase in the use of digital technology and a shift in audience expectations and demands, it has never been more important to strengthen the relationships and develop new ones. Fundraisers and charity leaders must adapt and embrace innovative and creative approaches to delivering fundraising campaigns and connect with grant funders to understand their requirements as well as develop relationships.

Please do join us at The Clare Foundation and Partners – Grant Funding Conference 2021 to develop your network, increase knowledge and strengthen your grant funding programmes and relationships. This is our first grant funding conference but we hope that you’ll derive inspiration, innovation, and some excellent practical solutions to your fundraising challenges at this perplexing time.

We have a packed quality programme with the leading Buckinghamshire Grant Funding Charities and National Grant Giving Charities delivering on the day. With more details to be confirmed in the next few weeks; so please save the date and we look forward to welcoming you on April 28th 2021 – safely online.


9:25am Open Zoom

9:30am Welcome and opening remarks from Martin Gallagher I Chief Executive Officer I The Clare Foundation

9:35am 2020 What a year! – Fireside chat panel discussion. What is the funding picture like in Buckinghamshire?

  • Claire Hawkes I Buckinghamshire Council (Community Boards)
  • Mark Ormerod I Leap
  • Ellie Stout I Rothschild Foundation
  • Henry Allmand I Heart of Bucks
  • Martin Gallagher I The Clare Foundation

10:00am National Lottery Community Fund (key note plenary speaker)

10:45am Coffee Break I Energiser Session

11:00am Heart of Bucks/Community Foundation – Henry Allmand. CEO

11:15am Rothschild Foundation – Ellie Stout. Head of Grants

11:30am Leap Mark Ormerod. CEO Coffee I Comfort Break

11:45am Move to break out rooms – Session A

11:50am Break out workshops – Session A

Option 1. Bid writing support the secret to writing successful bids.

Option 2. Grant funding platforms

12:15am Coffee Break

12:25pm Move to break out rooms – Session B

12:30pm Break out workshops – Session B

Option 1. Grant Funding Platforms

Option 2. Sustainable Philanthropy

12:55pm Martin Gallagher, CEO, The Clare Foundation – Loans, Collaborations & Seed Funding

1:00pm Caron Bradshaw OBE. CEO. Charity Finance Group. (Key Note Speaker)

1:30pm Gareth Williams. Buckinghamshire Council – Closing Remarks and Thank You.

If you have any questions about the conference please send us an email

We look forward to seeing you there!

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