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Action Planning announce sixth annual 'Funding the Future' conference

Action Planning announce sixth annual 'Funding the Future' conference

Fundraising consultancy Action Planning will run this year’s ‘Funding the Future’ conference on 5 December in London. The event will feature leading statutory, lottery and trust funders, together with six Government Ministers.

The morning of the one-day event features 40 presentations in plenary session from statutory, lottery and trust funders, and then a choice of seven afternoon streams covering specialised fields of charitable work.

‘Funding the Future’ is organised in association with acevo, Third Sector, UK Fundraising and CAF.

The morning plenary session includes presentations from Third Sector Minister, Phil Hope MP; Big Lottery Fund Policy Director, Gerald Oppenheim; Chair of the Charity Commission, Dame Suzi Leather; and Enterprise Director of acevo, Peter Kyle.

The seven after streams are:

* Health and Social Care with the Health Minister, Ivan Lewis MP, the Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders, grant-making trusts – plus DH briefing on hospice funding.

* Community Regeneration and Social Change with Communities Minister, Baroness Andrews, the Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders and grant-making charitable trusts.

* Children and Young People with DCSF lead Minister for the third sector, Kevin Brennan MP, BBC Children in Need Chief Executive, David Ramsden, Big Lottery Fund, Futurebuilders and grant-making trusts.

* Arts and Heritage with the Culture Minister, the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, grant-making trusts, and ./guidance on raising funds from America

* International Development with Shahid Malik MP, lead Minister for NGO funding in DFID, the Big Lottery Fund, grant-making charitable trusts and ./guidance on raising funds from America.

* The Environment featuring the Big Lottery Fund and the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, with which it is working to distribute funds, grant-making charitable trusts and ./guidance on raising funds from America.

* Faith-based organistions with the Director of the Henry Smith Charity, Richard Hopgood, Futurebuilders and grant-making charitable trusts.

The fee for the day is £145, including VAT, lunch, presentation materials and the networking reception.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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