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    Funding Plus 2023 survey findings

    We asked people to share their experiences of capacity building support to help us understand what organisations most need right now.

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    Pre-application Q&A webinar: 20 June 2023

    We're hosting a pre-application Q&A webinar on 20 June for organisations interested in applying to Esmée for support who have questions about our application process or guidance.

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    Acting on feedback: what we've done so far

    After asking for your views on Esmée, we wanted to share back the steps we've taken so far to improve our processes and the information we share.

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    Update to Esmée’s expression of interest form

    We are making a couple of updates to our expression of interest form for applicants, which will be in place from 26 June. Applicants submitting an expression of interest before this date will still be able to do so using our existing form.

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    Invitation to Tender: review of Nature friendly farming

    We're looking for someone to carry out a review to inform how we deliver our Nature friendly farming strategy.

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    Impact of the rising cost of living on organisations we fund

    At the beginning of 2023, we offered most organisations we fund a 10% uplift on their grant to support them with the rising cost of living. We asked those with higher incomes how rising costs are impacting their work. Esmée's Learning Officer, Philippa Wilkinson, shares a snapshot of what people told us.

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    Funding the UK Women and Girls Sector: Where Does the Money Go?

    Research commissioned by Rosa, the National Lottery Community Fund and Esmée maps the UK women and girls' sector and its funding. Annabel Durling, Funding Manager at Esmée, shares her reflections on the report's findings.

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    Funding in memory of Baroness Linklater of Butterstone

    The Trustees of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have made a grant of £160,000 to the charity Coram Family and Childcare in memory of Baroness Veronica Linklater, who was a Trustee of the Foundation from 1990 to 2013, and sadly died in December 2022.

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    Foundation Practice Rating Year 2: How Esmée did

    The Foundation Practice Rating (FPR) has published its second annual report assessing foundations on three areas of practice: diversity, accountability and transparency.

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