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Funder Learning Programme

From 2014-18 a grant from The Robertson Trust has allowed us to run a Funder Learning Programme of events, training and resources for funder learning. 


Our Funder Learning Programme offered a variety of seminars specifically designed for funders.  

In 2016 we offered the following range of funder learning events are: 

  • Walking the Talk seminar which was on 5 September 2016. A group of funders were facilitated to use the Walking the Talk resource and support them with planning and evaluating their influencing work. 
  • Small grant big impact? was on 11 October 2016 in Edinburgh. A seminar to explore how the impact of small grants can influence funding, practice and policy.
  • Getting the best from your grant-holders was on 22 November 2016 in Edinburgh. A workshop helping funders with evaluation language and good practice supporting those they fund. 
  • Getting the best from external evaluation was on 9 November 2016. This was a facilitated workshop for funders and people who have been commissioned to undertake external evaluations. See the resource 'Getting the best from external evaluation - Principles for funders' created from this workshop here.
  • Funders and funded in harmony was on 28 February 2017A seminar for funders and third sector practitioners to co-develop good practice principles around evaluation. 
We also delievered 'Getting the best from core funding' and 'Getting the best from your grant-holders' 
In 2014 -2015 the Funder Learning Programme included four Master Classes. You can read about the discussions and learning in the following four Master Class reports:
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