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 […]

A visit to: Investing in Children

Investing in Children is a children’s rights organisation based in Durham in the North East of England.  For over two decades they have worked towards two objectives: to create spaces in which young people can discuss the issues they face and the changes they want to see, and to persuade those who hold power to […]

Can we make feedback the expected thing?

Following a recent trip to the Feedback Summit, Edd Fry, The Listening Fund (England) Project Manager, shares a summary of what he learnt. For two days in early October, I was in a room with over a hundred other people above a converted Greyhound bus depot in Washington D.C.  It was a global gathering to […]

Consulting children and young people about The Listening Fund in Scotland

RIGHT TO BE HEARD – SUPPORTING CHARITIES TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND. Helen McLellan, Manager of The Listening Fund, Scotland  At Corra Foundation, one of our key learnings to emerge over the past three years is that the most powerful way to create lasting change is through working alongside others, in […]

Comic Relief and The Listening Fund

We at Comic Relief are truly excited to have been able to invest in the Listening Fund. Through our partnership with the Big Lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Blagrave Trust, we have been able to support 22 organisations in England to be better at listening to the young people they exist to serve. […]

The Fund for Shared Insight

In 2014, The Fund for Shared Insight (FFSI) was launched in the America with the ambition of making philanthropy more effective. Seven founding-funders decided to focus on three areas of work: feedback practice, feedback research, and foundation listening and sharing. By 2017 $15.9 million dollars had been invested in FFSI. What have the funders and […]

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