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    Developing our social investment strategy to support our mission

    Jonny Page, Esmée’s Head of Social and Impact Investment, outlines our plans for social investment and the opportunities it offers to support our mission.

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    Testing a new approach to make New Connections

    We want to test a new approach to funding and are ringfencing £1.5m for New Connections funding to find and support organisations that could not, or would not, usually apply to Esmée. For the first phase in 2023 and 2024, we are starting with work led by and for communities experiencing racial inequity.

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    Pre-application Q&A webinar: 27 September 2023

    We hosted a pre-application Q&A webinar on 27 September for organisations interested in applying to Esmée for support who have questions about our application process or guidance. Catch up on the recording and see all the questions answered.

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  • New trustees

    Esmée Fairbairn Foundation welcomes three new Trustees

    We are excited to welcome three new Trustees to Esmée’s Board: Elspeth Jones, Clare Moriarty and Mary Ann Sieghart.

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    Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s strategy extended to 2027

    Esmée’s Trustee Board have agreed a two-year extension to our 2020 strategy, committing to our current funding priorities to the end of 2027.

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    Inclusive Histories: engaging communities to reflect our shared past

    A new report on Inclusive Histories by British Future explores how arts and culture organisations are reflecting the complexity of our shared past, engaging communities to help shape the work, and navigating polarised responses.

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    Our response to the draft Children’s Social Care National Framework

    Janet Grauberg, Esmée’s learning partner for our Leaving Care Learning Programme, shares her reflections on the Government’s draft Children’s Social Care Framework and Dashboard, and how we and organisations we work with, have responded.

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    Annual Report and Accounts for 2022

    Our 2022 Annual Report gives an overview of our operations, funding and investments during the year.

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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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