Charity trustee tells grant-makers to be less old-fashioned

Grant-making foundations in the UK are locked in a time warp and lag behind modern developments, according to Lord Trevor Smith, trustee of non-charitable foundation the Rowntree Reform Trust.

He was due to speak at Charityfair 2003, run by the Directory of Social Change and the Association of Charitable Foundations until Thursday at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

His speech focused on From Charity to Creativity, a report written last year by Helmut Anheier and Diana Leat, of the London School of Economics.

The report argues that foundations must become more innovative and creative to justify their favourable tax treatment and other privileges.

Smith said that foundations could contribute much more to society and the standard project grant is becoming defunct.

Other speakers at Charityfair include consultant David Carrington and Community Fund chair Lady Diana Brittan.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Guide: What insurance does your charity need?

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now