CFN is one of nine Strategic Partners of the Cabinet Office, working to develop a culture of philanthropy in the UK.
CFN is currently working with Community Development Foundation to manage the Government's Community First programme.
It is also working in partnership with Localgiving.com and 16 community foundations across England until March 2013 to develiver a strand of the Social Action Fund programme, funded by the Officer for Civil Society (part of the Cabinet Office).
In 2008-2011, community foundations throughout England managed the OCS Grassroots Grants and Endowment Match Challenge. CFN was extensively consulted on the programme's design and contents.
Social Action Fund
CFN is working in partnership with localgiving.com and sixteen community foundations across England until March 2013 to deliver a strand of the Social Action Fund programme which is funded by the Office for Civil Society.
The Social Action Fund is managed by The Social Investment Business, on behalf of the Cabinet Office and will fund social action projects in England from civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses with a track record of delivering social action programmes.
The Social Action Fund is part of a broader programme of support for social action that was announced in the Giving White Paper and takes its place alongside two other funding streams - Innovation in Giving Fund and Challenge Prizes. £20 million has been awarded to a wide range of game-changing projects in both windows the Social Action Fund which is managed by The Social Investment Business on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
We are delighted to be one of the successful applicants to the second window of the Social Action Fund. The Fund recognised community foundations' track record in supporting the role grassroots local voluntary and community groups in creating thriving communities and this programme will deliver a range of social action activities including the mobilisation of volunteers and contribute to the long-term sustainability of local charities and voluntary through their setting of a web presence on localgiving.com
Other public sector clients include:
- Collaboration Benefits (CFN was a partner in this 3 year programme which ran 2008-2011 and provided training and support to community and voluntary organisations wanting to develop strong and successful partnerships).