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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Why Caroline Mason’s new appointment is a giant leap

Date: October 09 2013

Posted by: Richard Kennedy

So, Caroline Mason has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. I think this is fantastic news for the sector. Let me explain why… The charity and social enterprise sector is going through something of a crisis at the moment. Income has been falling dramatically and government spending (a promising source... Find out more

Social investment’s not for everyone

Date: June 07 2013

Posted by: Richard Kennedy

The current economic climate has resulted in a substantial decrease in the availability of grant funding for charities and social enterprises. In fact voluntary sector grants have decreased from a peak of £5.6bn in 2004 to £3.0bn in 2011. In addition to this, government spending, which accounts for over £7bn in voluntary sector income, is... Find out more