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.

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.

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