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Learning from failure

By |2015-03-05T20:46:15+00:00April 29th, 2013|Categories: Enterprise, Measuring outcomes|Tags: , , |

Venturesome, the social investment arm of the Charities Aid Foundation, has recently posted a blog about failure - why it is important to recognise that it happens and to learn from it. We entirely endorse Venturesome's position on failure.  We set out to help people try new things.  In some cases these trials, accompanied by some [...]

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What makes for a successful application

By |2015-03-05T20:46:18+00:00February 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We receive many applications, some of which are very well put together and which make us want to learn more.  Others are much less likely to attract a positive response so here are some pointers:   Do look at our funding criteria.  These are clearly set out on this website and charities which have not looked [...]

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Supporting enterprise – we make our first loan

By |2015-03-05T20:46:28+00:00January 19th, 2013|Categories: Enterprise|Tags: , , , , , |

The death of Aaron Swartz on 11 January 2013 has raised public awareness of the issue of access to academic publishing.  Swartz, the internet entrepreneur behind Reddit, followed the Gates/Zuckerberg path of dropping out of a prestige university to found an internet company which then made him millions. After selling Reddit, Swartz started campaigning for freedom [...]

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Projects

By |2019-03-16T16:30:16+00:00September 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This page shows some of the many projects and organisations we have supported over recent years.  More details can be found in our annual reports - the latest is available here and earlier years' accounts are available via the Charities Commission [...]

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Applying

By |2019-04-30T16:22:39+00:00September 18th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Each year we are able to award programme grants of about £150,000. We do not exceed grants of £25,000 and do not often give grants of this maximum amount.  We do not donate to the same project for more than 3 years. This means we can support up to 5 new projects or organisations each year [...]

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