The Yorkshire & Humber Funders’ Forum are pleased to announce that after the success of last year’s event they will be holding the 2nd annual Focus on Funding in Wakefield on Wednesday 4 October 2017. This is the only event in the region which brings together funding advisors and development workers with a wide range of regional and national funding organisations in order to share information and work more closely together.
The free Focus on Funding event will take place at Unity Works, Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1EP from 9.30am – 4.30pm. This year, the morning will be dedicated to funding advisors, development workers and funders, and then after lunch we are opening up the event to voluntary and community sector groups from across Yorkshire & Humber for a funders fair.
Morning Programme 9.30am – 12.30pm
• Hear from NAVCA – the national voice of the community sector in England, Wakefield City Council External Funding team, NOVA Wakefield District and Community Foundation Wakefield District who will all be sharing their insights on the changing face of funding advice and support for charitable groups
• Choose two panel sessions to join and learn more about the funders’ programmes and criteria:
o Independent national trusts and foundations
o Local trusts and foundations
o Public national funders
o Social investors
Afternoon Funders Fair 1.30 – 4.30pm
• Independently or together with your local groups, meet and speak with funders. Confirmed to date are: All Churches Trust, Big Issue Invest, Big Lottery Fund, Calderdale Council, Children in Need, Comic Relief, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Henry Smith Charity, Heritage Lottery Fund, Key Fund, Leeds Community Foundation, Locality, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Museum Development Yorkshire, Peter Greenwood Memorial Trust, Pilgrim Trust, Plunkett Foundation, Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, Seedlings Foundation, Sir George Martin Trust, South Yorkshire Community Foundation, Two Ridings Community Foundation, Unity Trust Bank, Community Foundation Wakefield District, Wakefield Council and Wharfedale Foundation.