What The Listening Fund learned in Scotland
Author: Beth Farmer, Creative Consultant and Facilitator, previously consultant to Listening Fund Scotland What is the Listening Fund Scotland? Between 2019 and 2021, the Listening Fund Scotland funded 11 partner organisations working with children and young people to deliver projects to deepen their listening practices and advocate for children’s voices in Scotland. This gave the […]
Sharing Power – the extra chapter
Author: Jenny Ross, Collective Discovery, Learning Partner of The Listening Fund In the last blog, Edd, the Listening Fund’s manager, wrote about our Sharing Power practice paper – highlighting the importance of being clear about the purpose of sharing power, the process through which you will do it, and what and how you will learn […]
Sharing Power – a report from Collective Discovery and The Listening Fund
Throughout 2023 we’re going to be sharing what we’re learning through a series of blogs, podcasts, and more. The blogs will be written by different people involved in the Fund – me, Edd Fry, the Fund’s lead, as well as young people, partner organisations, and funders, amongst others. Our ambition is to share what we […]
A learning partner for The Listening Fund
As The Listening Fund in England enters its exciting second phase, we want to identify and share the lessons which emerge. We are therefore inviting applications to be the Fund’s learning partner. You will work across the Fund, from partners to funders to our young advisers, helping to surface insights and then sharing them across […]
The Listening Fund is recruiting!
The second phase of The Listening Fund in England has just been launched and we are now recruiting! We want to appoint a diverse panel of young advisers to play a key role in the next three years of our work. The panel will design a grant-making strategy for a pot of funding worth at […]
Carefree and Research in Practice release report on listening to care-experienced young people
One of the Listening Fund’s partners, Carefree, have released a report on what constitutes good listening practice. Produced by Research in Practice, the report provides insight into what young people want from the organisations they work with, the impact of being heard, and how other organisations can replicate Carefree’s approach. The report can be downloaded […]
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.
Trust for London releases report on involving those with ‘lived experience’ in campaigns
Trust for London has worked with On Road Media, Revolving Doors and Women for Refugee Women to look at how to strengthen the voice of people with lived experience in campaigns for social change. As well as providing context for this work, the report also provides some practical advice for others in the sector and […]
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.