The Gathering
20th & 21st February / SEC, Glasgow
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Developing new funding models and longer term funding approaches for the third sector

Hosted by SCVO

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Room: Meeting Academy

Developing new funding models and longer term funding approaches for Scotland’s Third Sector

Short-term funding is a major problem for Scotland’s voluntary sector and the commitment to three year rolling funding has never fully been realised, despite continual assurances.

Current funding arrangements have a significant impact on the third sector workforce and limits the sector’s impact at a time when the Scottish Government relies on our organisations to deliver more.

The sector needs longer-term funding to maintain and build capacity to deliver quality services and retain skills within our organisations.

At SCVO we believe it’s time to use the body of knowledge from both sector organisations and funders to develop ‘new funding models and longer term funding approaches.

Through engagement with our members, we know that payment by arrears, short term funding and bad grant practice are all major concerns for the sector that will require more than simply tweaking current arrangements or additional guidance and support.

Our aim is for this event at the Gathering is to:

  • Identify and begin the process of developing the PRINCIPLES and for a dynamic and effective funding landscape for the third sector

This will be collaborative co-design process with sector and key stakeholders to identify and develop what we all want to see in a new funding scenario.

The outcomes of this event will be used as the basis to consult the wider sector and other key stakeholders.

It will be followed by a second event in May to:

  • To develop the detail of NEW MODELS of funding

Our goal is for the Principles to be developed by late Spring 2019 and Models to be developed by Autumn 2019.

This will be a facilitated session.

If you want to influence the future funding environment for the third sector – this is the event for you.

Please note this event is invite only and places are limited to one per organisation. If you are interested in attending please contact us

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