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£1 million BAME-focused Phoenix Fund opens to applications

Alliance magazine 13 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund, a £1 million emergency fund for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities across England, to applicants. The Phoenix Fund is …


New report: Funders important when translating health, medical research into practice

Alliance magazine 12 August 2020

Australia’s National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has released a new report exploring how best to put health and medical research into practice. Titled From evidence to practice: Exploring translation pathways for clinical …


Achates Philanthropy Prize

Achates Philanthropy Prize reimagined for pandemic cirumstances

Alliance magazine 8 August 2020

The Achates Philanthropy Prize, a UK campaign to promote support of the arts, has been reimagined this year in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the creative sector. Unlike in previous years, this year …

Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society at forefront of country’s COVID-19 response

1 Alliance magazine 7 August 2020

In Tanzania, the Foundation for Civil Society has been leading the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways, including reallocating funds, spearheading further fundraising, and organising campaigns to provide protective equipment to healthcare …

Lily School of Philanthropy research finds community funds raised more than $1 billion for COVID relief across U.S.

Alliance magazine 4 August 2020

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response …

Lloyds Bank Foundation launches £7.4 million COVID-19 grants programme for small and local charities

Alliance magazine 2 August 2020

As part of its COVID Recovery Fund, small and local charities that are helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 with dedicated organisational development support from Lloyds …

Girl Rising launches storytelling challenge in partnership with HP

Alliance magazine 1 August 2020

Global campaign Girl Rising, in partnership with HP, has launched ‘My Story: The 2020 Storytelling Challenge’ to collect and highlight stories about how people are working towards racial justice, gender justice, access to education, or …

Dismantling inequality must be part of the pandemic response

Regan Ralph 31 July 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the globe, the international community is delivering trillions of dollars toward the fight against COVID-19, creating funds for pandemic response, and sponsoring new initiatives to tackle the …

Funders must be agile, courageous and creative in COVID-19 times: How Mama Cash is supporting locally-rooted strategies amidst the global pandemic

Esther Lever and Susan Jessop 26 July 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, Mama Cash knew that our first job, as always, was to listen. We reached out to grantee-partners to ask what they were experiencing. We listened and we learned …

Funders, it’s time to prioritise flexibility and trust

1 Kulsoom Khan 25 July 2020

As countries around the world begin preparing for the long-term consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic recession, local grassroots organisations are stepping in to fill gaps where government response has fallen short. …