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Getting the best from core funding

Thursday 31 August 2017 | 9.30am to 1pm | Edinburgh

This event is currently full. Booking now will place you on the waiting list, and we will get back to you if we have space available.

Venue Information

RS MacDonald Trust,
21 Rutland Square,
Edinburgh,
EH1 2BB

Who is this event for?

This discussion event is for funders and funded organisations who want to explore the issues around evaluating core funding

Cost

Free event supported by The Robertson Trust

Workshop Description

This discussion event is for funders and funded organisations to

When different people talk about ‘core funding’ they can mean different things: the core services of an organisation, or core administration costs of an organisation or anything that isn’t a ‘project’. 

And if definitions are difficult, it is even harder to evaluate and report on core funding. Can you set – or ask for - outcomes for the “core”? Does a funder who is contributing to core costs receive an end of year report about everything the organisation does? Or something more specific? What type of financial reporting is reasonable?

This discussion event will bring together funders and funded to share different experiences, try to unpack the different definitions and gather together solutions and tips to share more widely about evaluating and reporting on core costs. 

It is for people who work for funders or third sector organisations with experience to share about evaluating and reporting on core funding.

This is not a training course. It’s a facilitated discussion session. 

And also, this is NOT about why funders should or should not fund core costs. 

Enquiries

To enquire about this event please contact us.

This event is currently full. Booking now will place you on the waiting list, and we will get back to you if we have space available.

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  • Participants must attend the Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators workshop or have a strong understanding of outcomes before attending any of the other workshops in our Let's evaluate! Programme.  Please contact us if you unsure whether a course will be suitable for you.
  • Priority will be given to staff or committee members of third sector organisations.
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