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    Building an impact-first social investment strategy

    We outline what our impact-first approach to social investment means in practice, and we share what we’ve learned, both the challenges and opportunities, from its evolution.

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    Insights from place-led funding

    In a new report, we share learning from the place-led funding we’ve done over the past five years, which has informed and shaped our strategy in Creative, Confident Communities.

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    Creative, Confident Communities: update to our strategy

    As our work for Creative, Confident Communities has developed, we have updated our strategy to better reflect what we hope to achieve and the types of work we are looking to support.

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  • Caroline Mason, Chief Executive of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

    Celebrating 60 years of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

    In 2021, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation turns 60. We wanted to take some time to reflect over the last 60 years, and to celebrate the breadth of our work and all that we have achieved working with so many brilliant people and partners.

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  • Siop Griffiths, a community owned café and shop in Penygroes, Wales, that received support from Plunkett Foundation

    LocalMotion Learning and Knowledge Exchange Partner: invitation for proposals

    Together with a group of funders, we set up LocalMotion, a place-based initiative to support communities tackle deep-rooted causes of injustice in a more joined up, radical way. We are now looking to appoint a "Learning and Knowledge Exchange Partner". Read the Invitation for proposals to find out more.

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    New £10m allocation for impact investing

    We’re delighted to announce a new £10m allocation to impact investing, which will be in addition to our £45m allocation to social investment.

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  • Woodland Trust - Smithills Estate, Bolton

    Woodland Trust: restoring nature for people and planet

    We visited Smithills Estate in Bolton to learn about the work the Woodland Trust is doing to restore nature for both people and the planet, and how doing so can also support the local economy.

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    Lifelong Links: Building lasting relationships for young people in care

    Lifelong Links by charity Family Rights Group is an exciting initiative that works with young people in care to help them reconnect and build lasting relationships with family members and other people who care about them. We went to Scotland to hear more about it.

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  • Siop Griffiths, a community owned café and shop in Penygroes, Wales, that received support from Plunkett Foundation

    Plunkett Foundation: championing community ownership

    We visited Siop Griffiths in Penygroes to learn how, with the support of Plunkett Foundation, they were able to develop their community owned café and shop, and help boost the confidence in the future of this rural village.

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