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  • A fast response to COVID

    A fast response to COVID: challenging how we fund

    In a new Insights report, we share feedback on our emergency response to the COVID pandemic, one year on. We also reflect on how it's challenging how we fund and lessons for the future.

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    Reinvent Performing Arts

    As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committing an extra £1.5m for Reinvent Performing Arts funding. With this additional funding, we hope to support current grantees working in the performing arts and to provide a boost to support their existing plans for re-opening over the next year.

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    Making a real difference: reflections on working with Esmée to involve young people

    Thalia Papanicolaou and Samuel Zubair from our Involving Young People Collective reflect on their time so far at Esmée. They discuss the opportunities for leadership and training that have been provided, how the experience allowed for personal development as the project progresses and how they're making a real difference to how Esmée works already.

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    Involving young people: what we’ve learnt 10 months in

    With the help of Hudl, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has been working with the Involving Young People Collective (IYPC) for 10 months. But what have we learned? Thalia Papanicolaou from the IYPC interviewed Catherine Hills and Lulu Wright from Esmée on their expectations, learning and future hopes for Esmée and the Collective.

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    Increasing our funding for racial justice: a first step

    We are offering organisations in our portfolio that are led by and for racialised communities additional unrestricted funding. A total of £2m has been made available, which will be split equally between the organisations that meet the criteria for this funding.

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    Innovative funding to restore nature

    Watch our webinar to learn about the challenges and opportunities of innovative finance models for restoring nature from Devon Wildlife Trust, Moors for the Future, National Farmers Union, The Rivers Trust and Triodos Bank.

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    Q&A on Esmée's new strategy and how we make decisions

    Watch our webinar on our new strategy and how we make decisions. The Esmée Team also share more detail around our impact goals and priorities under each aim.

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    Caroline Mason awarded a damehood in New Year's Honours list

    Our Chief Executive, Caroline Mason CBE, has been recognised with a damehood in the New Year's honours list

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    What we're doing about diversity, equity and inclusion

    This article explains where Esmée Fairbairn has got to so far, where we're headed, and pulls together our views, plans, and resources.

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