Sunday, April 23, 2006

Grant-making - free book available online

At our recent Super Saturday for BTEC distance learners, we were fortunate to have Peter Grant from Cass Business School present a grant-making Masterclass. Among the many highlights of Peter's lecture were the references he made to a book which can be downloaded free of charge that examines a number of issues facing the grant-making economy.

'The Grantmaking Tango' is a report from Julia Unwin, policy adviser to the Baring Foundation. It is based on her experience over ten years in advising trusts and foundations. It challenges grantmakers to think more clearly about how and why they fund and offers some simple frameworks to aid this; such as ‘giving’, ‘shopping’ and ‘investing’.

As well as describing the impact of funding mechanisms, it also looks at:

• The ethics of grant-making
• Different ways of ascribing and calculating added value
• The contrasting experiences of funders and applicants
• The pressures on the funding environment

The report is jointly financed by the Baring Foundation, Bridge House Trust, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Lloyds TSB Foundations.


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