UKCF and its members often come together to share expertise and learn about the latest movements in the philanthropic field. Have a look at our latest events.

What to expect

Together 23 will explore where we are, where we need to be and how we can navigate the path of philanthropy to collectively tackle systemic inequality.

The virtual event, spread over Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October, will include insights from philanthropists, external experts and voices from the UKCF network.

Sessions will be relevant to anyone working in the field of philanthropy, with plenty of opportunities to take a break and liaise with peers across the UKCF network and sector.

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Sessions will include

Key Note: In Defence of Philanthropy

– with Dr Beth Breeze

Our Role in the Eco System of Climate Philanthropy

How We Can Shape the Future of Philanthropy

Philanthropy and Social Justice: a Discussion

Our Role as Philanthropic Advisors

Effective Recruitment in the Philanthropy Sector

Past events


Conference 22: Foundations for the Future

UKCF Conference 22 was the first in-person membership network conference since the Covid pandemic. The three-day event took place at the Kimpton Hotel in Manchester, supported by CCLA Investment, Rathbones, EdenTree, Investec, and Alliance.

Delegates from the UK and around the world attended, enjoying a fantastic line-up of speakers.

Topics included:

→ How communities will change in the next decade

→ Community foundations' roles in climate action

→ The challenges of digital and AI

→ Radically different models in grant making

→ Future thinking at the heart of what we do

International guests from foundations around the world were able to attend thanks to scholarship support from the Mott Foundation.

Read some of the delegate reports

Many international delegates were able to attend UKCF's Conference 22





Together 21: Towards Equitable and Inclusive Communities

Over 400 delegates attended the three-day online conference, open to all UKCF network members, that explored Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

Speakers and experts joined the virtual platform for a range of engaging sessions that covered:

→ Understanding the complexities of our communities

→ The importance of the 'S' in ESG

→ Damages caused by the power imbalance of funding

→ Putting EDI at the heart of our strategic communications

→ Being a diverse and inclusive community foundation network

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