The grant-giving sector is good at speaking about inequality, and the value of all people at bringing about social change.

But it has a diversity problem.

By 2027 we want to fix this.

Our new, 12-month salaried programme takes brilliant frontline workers from working-class communities, and prepares them for decision-making roles in grant-making organisations.

2027 is the result of a collaboration between five of the UK’s leading social
change organisations’ and leaders’: Charityworks, Koreo, Ten Years’ Time, Ruth
Ibegbuna of RECLAIM and Baljeet Sandhu, 2014 Clore Social Fellow and Fellow of
the Tsai Centre for Innovative Thinking at Yale.

We think that greater diversity at the top of foundations and trusts can help these organisations make better decisions, while better representing the communities they serve. We also believe that by bringing foundations and working-class communities closer together, we can begin building a new funding model for a fairer society.

Join our groundbreaking new initiative for its pilot year.

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    Learn more and apply to the 2020 programme here



    If you’re a foundation or trust learn more and apply here