Moving to being a youth-led trust

Jo Wells, Director of the Blagrave Trust – one of the funders behind The Listening Fund, shares her thoughts on becoming a youth-led organisation. ‘Reducing social distance’ starting with governance Why we are moving towards becoming a youth-led Trust and what this means The Blagrave Trust has for many years along with numerous other funders, […]

A visit to: Beatfreeks

Free Radical are part of the Beatfreeks Collective – a Birmingham-based movement which supports people to empower themselves and change the world in which they live through harnessing their creativity.  The Collective campaigns, organises, democratises data, innovates and supports their members to do the same. They’re great. The Listening Fund is supporting Free Radical’s Brum Youth […]

Listen4Good opportunity launched

The Fund for Shared Insight has launched an opportunity for organisations to benefit from the Beta of their new online tool.  The tool will help organisations develop sophisticated feedback loops and those who are selected for the Beta trial will receive several benefits including a $5,000 honorarium. You can find out more about the scheme […]

IVAR releases report calling on funders to take more risks

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has released a report which asks how funders can do more to help their partners. The report can be read here suggests, amongst other things, that changing attitudes to risk results in funding people and organisations with different ideas and experience.

Prison Reform Trust release first report from Prisoner Policy Network

One of The Listening Fund partners – the Prison Reform Trust – last week launched the first report from the Prisoner Policy Network. Following extensive consultation with those who have or who currently live in prison, PRT have compiled their responses to the question: What incentives work in prison? The report can be accessed here.

Leaders with Lived Experience programme launches

A year-long scheme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and run by UnLtd and The Social Innovation Partnership has launched. You can read TSIP’s blog about the exciting scheme here and find information about applying here. The deadline is 25th February 2019.