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Wellcome Trust launches fund for underrepresented researchers

Shafi Musaddique 16 February 2024

The world’s second largest foundation has launched a fund for underrepresented British researchers at the tune of £20 million.   Awards aim to bring in more researchers from Bangladeshi, Pakistani and black British backgrounds.  The …


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Funding challenges in the movement to end statelessness

Samantha Sitterley, Martine Kalaw and Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough 12 February 2024

Statelessness is a global issue for between four and ten million people worldwide. Global conflicts and other issues deny stateless people citizenship in any country. That’s despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which includes …


Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023

Alliance magazine 9 February 2024

The second Asia Philanthropy Congress in Tokyo explored the current state of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) in Asia, the benefits of advancing DEI, and the role of the philanthropic sector in this process. The …

Asian Philanthropy Congress sounds a call for sports and art for all

Charlotte Kilpatrick 8 February 2024

The second annual Asia Philanthropy Congress kicked off on December first at the beautiful Hotel Gajoen in Tokyo. The conference brought together speakers and attendees from multiple foundations, NGOs, and activist circles to discuss the …

Time to ‘Talk the Walk’ on DEI in Asia

Fan Li 8 February 2024

The Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023, held in Tokyo and Kyoto this month, marked its second year as a platform dedicated to fostering cross-sectoral collaboration to address social issues in the region. Organized by the Nippon …

UK charitable sector lags behind national workforce with ethnic minority hires 

Shafi Musaddique 8 February 2024

The UK’s charitable sector hires fewer people from ethnic minority backgrounds when compared to the national average across the UK workforce.  According to a new report published by the RACE Report campaign, a UK-wide data …

The importance of ‘language justice’ in social justice movements 

Prachi Patankar and Phoebe De Padua 5 February 2024

‘As an Indigenous and ethnic minority woman, I dream, I laugh, I experience my true self in my own language. I need to be able to express myself in my own language in multilingual spaces,’ …

Building LGBTQI+ solidarity in the age of pinkwashing

Kit Muirhead 2 February 2024

Towards the end of last year I attended the UK LGBTQI Global Giving Summit, hosted by the Baring Foundation and Giveout. As a young, queer person, I was excited to see a conference devoted to …

Getting to gender parity: Are quotas necessary?

Hilary Pearson and Laetitia Gill 30 January 2024 For Subscribers

Alliance editors have asked: should a time-limited quota be introduced in relation to gender diversity on the boards of foundation? Maja Spanu and Axelle Davezac, of the Fondation de France, answered this question in their …

Four takeaways for Philanthropy from #ShiftThePower

Ayan Ahmed, Jesse Eaves and Lexi Ferry-Smith 29 January 2024

Five members of the Humanity United team traveled to Bogotá, Colombia in December to participate in the Shift The Power Summit, joining with a community of peacebuilders working toward a global civil society and funding …