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The Future of Doing Good

January 26th 2017

The Bevan Foundation worked with the Big Lottery Fund Wales to encourage discussion about the future of ‘doing good’ in Wales.

The Big Lottery Fund is encouraging people across the UK to share ideas about the future of all those organisations and services that improve people’s lives – called ‘doing good’. They have commissioned a report by Sonia Sodha to set out the issues raised by the current challenges that face charities, voluntary and community groups in particular.  Now the Big Lottery Fund is working with the Bevan Foundation to find out what people in Wales think.

The aims of the project are:

  • to encourage thinking and discussion about the future of charities, voluntary organisations and community groups
  • to gather views, experiences and questions from those working in the third sector
  • to share and discuss the issues with key stakeholders in other sectors.

Find out more by reading our short discussion paper in English or Cymraeg or watch the video

Funders:  Big Lottery Fund (commission)

Start date: November 2016        End date:  March 2017

Key Outputs

Final report

The final report of the project will shortly be available along with an online article by the Director of the Big Lottery Wales.

Online articles & presentations

Victoria Winckler considered the independence of the third sector in Wales in an online article. She also made presentations to:

  • the annual conference of Community Foundations UK on 12th September 2017
  • a seminar in the ‘Exchanging Ideas’ series for Assembly Members and their staff on 27th June 2017.

Discussions

We’ve held roundtable discussions to tease out the issues and challenges in North and South Wales. The findings from these sessions, as well as interviews and the survey, will form the basis of the final report.

Launch

The project was launched on 24th November 2016.  Bevan Foundation Director Dr. Victoria Winckler gave a keynote speech to an audience of more than 50 Assembly Members, third sector organisations and Welsh Government officials, alongside Big Lottery Fund CEO Dawn Austwick, John Griffiths AM and an amazing performance by dance company UDoIt.

 

 

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