How can funders & commissioners do more to support movements, communities and networks – not just projects, programmes and organisations?

What are the risks and dangers in this approach? How can the risks be managed, embraced and enhanced to create impact?

When: Wednesday March 4, 2020

Where: London. The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith St, London, SW1P 3BU

Programme: Visit this page for the event programme

This one-day immersive event is for anyone who is interested in and working on these difficult questions – from funders and commissioners themselves, to people working within movements, networks or across communities.

This event itself has been co-designed with people from across the Losing Control network. It arose as a response to themes that the network have expressed over the past year and as the community has grown, so has the interest from across sectors, funders and commissioners around the topic.

More information about the context and background of the event can be found here 

Throughout the day, you will be able to explore, build and focus on the areas that are important to you, while supporting others;

Find inspiration: Practical examples of different approaches to funding and commissioning of movements, communities and networks. These will be open and honest sessions told from both the funder/commissioner and the movement/network/community point of view which highlight not just with the successes, but also the challenges.

Have you got a story you’d like to share with others?

Hold in-depth discussions with peers: Smaller circles of no more than 15 people with a common connection (e.g. organisation type, role, impact area) to build relationships by openly and confidentially exploring these questions with peers in a safe and supportive environment.

Would you like to host a targeted circle with our support?

Work through real life challenges: Larger workshops with a diverse group of 20 or more people to help bring clarity to a real-life challenge presented by a funder, commissioner, movement, community or network.

Do you have a challenge you’d like others to help with?

We are offering a range of ticket prices and bursaries to make this as inclusive an event as possible.

Free tickets: We will be releasing a free ticket every time a Pay it Forward ticket is purchased. Free tickets are for those who may be unpaid professionals or on lower income/genuinely unable to afford a discounted ticket. There are also limited travel bursaries available. Please email for more information or to be the first to know when there are free tickets released. Ticket prices below are VAT inclusive.

04/03/2020, All Day

Book Tickets:

Bookings are closed for this event.