Thanks to Covid-19, it’s been far too long since we have been able to get together, to hear from inspirational speakers and share ideas that will drive change in our communities.
During the pandemic, we’ve worked brilliantly together to meet the pressing current needs of local communities, supporting the grassroots groups that have done so much to distribute essential supplies, combat loneliness and keep people connected. We’ve reached new communities, implemented more agile ways of grant making and confirmed our role as convenors and connectors within our places. Now we want to take the time to look much further ahead so that we are ready to meet the needs of communities in the future.
Over three days we will think about what the future will look like for our communities into the 2030s and beyond, from a range of perspectives. We’ll consider future economies, housing, the climate crisis, mental health and wellbeing, and much more. We will explore the role of philanthropy in making our places better for the long term. We want our delegates to be inspired to act now to shape the future. We look forward to seeing you there.
– Rosemary Macdonald
CEO, UK Community Foundations