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Big Network Day 2020

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City Hall

The Queen's Walk

London

SE1 2AA

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Join over 100 people from across London’s funding community to discuss the issues that matter to our city – from our themed network 'mash ups' in the morning and afternoon, to our cross-sector plenary sessions looking at the future of funding, together with networking opportunities over lunch and a drinks reception – and develop the partnerships we need for our city to achieve its potential.

The theme of the day this year is 'relationships'. This is more than transactions and partnerships. How do we all work together in a fairer, nicer and more cohesive way?

The Big Network Day is being made possible thanks to the support of the Greater London Authority, making places free to London Funders members and invited guests - if you're interested in membership please get in touch.



Agenda

9.30am Registration

Teas and coffees will be available upon arrival.

10am Opening Plenary

Our opening plenary will cover the theme of relationships in detail - looking at various elements including participatory grantmaking, our relationship with London, and service users' relationships with charities. The panel comprises of Catherine Anderson (Jo Cox Foundation), Jeanette Bain-Burnett (Greater London Authority), David Robinson (Relationships Project), Edward Rowberry (Bristol and Bath Regional Capital) and Ben Thurman (Carnegie UK Trust).

11am Network 'Mash Ups' (please note that these sessions will be repeated at 2.30pm)

(a) Children & Young People and Health

This session will be exploring best practice in adolescent mental health.

Confirmed speaker: Chris Martin (Chief Executive, The Mix), Cait Cooper (Anna Freud Centre)

(b) Community Assets and Advice

This session will be exploring the issues around workforce and premises in the advice sector.

Confirmed speakers: Terry Stokes (Chief Executive, Lasa) and Allan Anderson (Senior Grant Making Manager - London, National Lottery Community Fund)

(c) Housing & Homelessness and Culture

This session will be exploring what is the role of housing providers in commissioning hollistic cultural activities for the communities that they serve.

Confirmed speakers: Adriana Marques (Head of Cultural Strategy, Peabody) and Blossom Young (Head of Operations, Poplar HARCA)

(d) Research & Evaluation and Violence Perpetrated Against Young People

This session will be exploring how do we understand which anti-violence interventions work, and why.

12.20pm Networking lunch

Opportunity to meet colleagues from across funding sectors over lunch.

1.30pm Workshop Discussions – Mayoral Manifestos

Presentations from civil society organisations on their 2020 Mayoral Manifestos and the role of funders in advocating and supporting communities.

2.30pm Network 'Mash Ups'

(a) Children & Young People and Health

(b) Community Assets and Advice

(c) Housing & Homelessness and Culture

(d) Research & Evaluation and Violence Perpetrated Against Young People

4.15pm Closing Speech

A practical example from Matthew Brown (Leader, Preston Council) of how improving relationships between sectors has benefitted local people.

4.50pm Event Summary

Summarising the themes and ideas generated during the day, and exploring how London Funders can work with you to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.

5pm Drinks reception

Opportunity to build the networks and relationships needed to implement the ideas generated through the day’s discussions.

6pm Event close

*Please note - networking is a really important part of the day, and for this reason we have asked a couple of questions in the booking form about what themes interest you in particular so that we can help link you to other members to have some productive conversations*

*Numbers may have to be limited to one-person-per organisation


Feedback from last year's Big Network Day

What did you enjoy about the day?

"The effort, energy and desire to bring people together."

"Very well programmed and run - created valuable space for much-needed dialogue between funders (who tend to focus more on their sector than their peers!)"

"Meeting people! Stimulating discussion. Time and space to think away from the day job."

"Much knowledge. Lots to learn. Lots of intelligent and inspiring people in the room."

"Energy - second panel in particular - great to hear from people representing beneficiary/grantees. Feel drive to change."

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SE1 2AA

United Kingdom

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