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The Blagrave Trust 1981 – 2018

We were established in 1981 and over much of our history, we were a relatively conventional and unobtrusive regional grant maker. We operated along traditional lines with modest annual grants and the occasional larger grant.…
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New Job, New Year!

Philippa Knott, The Blagrave Trust's new policy manager, shares her thoughts on her new role. Reflections on three months in post at Blagrave Trust. Looking ahead to the New Year. I love my new job!…
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Can we make feedback the expected thing?

Edd Fry, Listening Fund Project Manager gives his thoughts on feedback practice within organisations. In early October, I was in Washington D.C. to attend the Feedback Summit, a two-day global gathering of funders and not-for-profit…
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Trusting in partnerships

My motivation for working for a funder is to bring benefit to the fantastic organisations and people supporting my local community. That’s why it is so depressing to read quotes like this: “Some (funders) …seem…
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