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  • Emerging funding opportunities for the natural environment

    Emerging funding opportunities for the natural environment

    We are pleased to share a new report: Emerging funding opportunities for the natural environment, which we commissioned to review the current landscape for innovative funding of environmental enhancement across the UK.

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  • John Sydney Fairbairn

    John Sydney Fairbairn 1934 - 2020

    On behalf of everyone at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation it is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of John Sydney Fairbairn on 12 January 2020.

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    Launch of the Climate Assembly UK

    We are delighted to see the launch of Climate Assembly UK, which will be facilitated by Involve, who are funded by the House of Commons with additional funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the European Climate Foundation.

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  • James Hughes Hallett

    James Hughes-Hallett CMG 1949 - 2019

    On behalf of everyone at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation it is with very great sadness that we have to announce the death of James Hughes-Hallett who had been our Chair since 2013 and a Trustee for fourteen years.

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  • Advocacy Academy

    Grant Plus Survey 2018

    A summary of responses from a survey of our grant and social investment holders (all approved decisions made from January 2017 to December 2018) about what they want from 'Grants Plus' support.

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    Act for Change Fund awards first grants to young people leading social action

    The Act for Change Fund is a £3.6 million fund for organisations supporting young people working for change. Find out more about the first group of grants awarded through the fund and what the application process is.

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  • RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

    RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission: Our future in the land

    The RSA Food, Farming & Countryside Commission has published its final report: Our future in the land. It calls for a bold and urgent transition to a sustainable food system by 2030 and sets out recommendations for policymakers, business and communities to respond to the challenges.

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  • How core funding makes a difference to outcomes

    Esmée's insights on core funding

    Despite rising need and falling incomes in the charity sector, the overall amount of core funding has “remained reasonably consistent” over the past five years. We've published our insights on core funding with recommendations for funders (including us) to help change that.

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    Recruiting for Diversity

    In an event we hosted on recruiting for diversity, we heard from Campaign Bootcamp, Diverse City and Women in Prison who shared their experiences as well as good practice examples for organisations looking to improve on diversity and inclusion.

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