9.00 - 9.15

Virtual Coffee Morning

Join colleagues from across the network for a relaxed morning coffee before the exciting day kicks off!


9.15 - 9.30

Welcome To Together21

Our CEO, Rosemary Macdonald, and our Director of Membership and Programmes, Ben Robinson, will be joined by other guests to welcome members and trustees to Together21. Kevin Richmond, CEO at Sussex Community Foundation and Edge Watchorn, Trustee at UKCF.


9.30 - 11.00

'Towards a diverse and inclusive community foundation network'


Join our opening plenary to explore the challenges and opportunities community foundations face in promoting greater equity and why this work has to be central to our movement, now and in the future. This session will help frame how we move beyond words and symbolism to action. 

Dr. Fidele Mutwarasibo will lead a panel discussion on how we place our communities at the centre of this process. He will ask critical questions on the barriers to building a more diverse and inclusive network and start to set out the ambition of what we can achieve together.  



11.00 - 11.15 

Offline Break


11.15 - 12.45

'Understanding the complexity of our communities'


Communities around the UK are complex, consisting of people who have multiple protected characteristics and interconnected needs.  Our panel will share their insights on how we explore this diversity to better understand and support our communities. Breakout rooms will provide the opportunity for you to discuss how to approach complexities in your communities.  



12.45 - 13.15

Offline Lunch Break


13.15 - 14.00

Lunchtime Networking

Join others in a relaxed breakout room to reflect on sessions so far and share your thoughts on the topics discussed.


14.00 - 15.00

'Investing, Inspiring and Including: EdenTree’s approach to EDI


EdenTree’s Charity Team and London Community Foundation will talk through their partnership and how they support marginalised communities through the EdenTree Community Fund. 

Ketan Patel, Charity Fund Manager at EdenTree, will delve into why the all-important ‘S’ in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) is more relevant now than ever before. The social element of ESG often gets forgotten when thinking about investing in more ethical, inclusive and sustainable ways. But, after a challenging year for all areas of society, social injustice has been highlighted, and there’s a much greater need for charities and donors to put people at the heart of their investment decisions.