#GIW24 - Grant-makers Symposium

Wednesday 24th April 2024, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

4pm - 5.30pm BST / 8am - 10.30am US PT / 11am - 12.30pm US ET 

This event provides charitable funders, in Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world, with a picture of where funding intergenerational work is, worldwide, and the reasons grant-makers elsewhere fund this approach and continue to fund it.

After a truly inspiring trip to Generations United’s Global Intergenerational Conference in Washington back in 2023, Alison Clyde, GWT’s CEO, after hearing and speaking with some of the American funders of intergenerational work asked if they could help GWT highlight the absolute need for more specific funding for this field. They all said yes, giving us a fantastic opportunity to host a symposium for funders/grant-makers across the UK and elsewhere, to come together to hear their thinking and their stories.

The panel of speakers will explain why this matterswhy there is a critical need for specific intergenerational funding streams - why it is important to create opportunities to develop this field of work - in Scotland, the rest of the UK and across the world.

The goal is to encourage, inspire and galvanize more funders to consider providing:

• specific (and adequate) funding streams for intergenerational work

• funding programmes which actively give their grant applicants & recipients the confidence to be more creative in how to build accessible opportunities for all generations, younger, older & those inbetween

• longer term funding for projects - minimum 3-5 years

• continuation funding to grantees who have already received funding, and have shown creativity and good quality in their intergenerational work

• evaluation capacity-building support to grantees to ensure they - projects and funders - capture the learning via robust, meaningful findings about what works

• their own staff with opportunities to undertake intergenerational training to develop their knowledge of what a good intergenerational project looks like and understand how that learning can be scaled up.

The symposium will be chaired by Alison Clyde, CEO (Generations Working Together, Scotland) and moderated by Chelsea Mason, Director of External Relations (The Eisner Foundation). Joining Alison and Chelsea from the USA are Atalaya Sergi, Director (Americorps Seniors), Serena Worthington, Senior Program Officer and Director of Equity and Inclusion (RRF Foundation for Ageing) and Kari Sederberg, Vice President, Programs & Director, Healthy Aging, (Michigan Health Endowment Fund).

It is open to grant-giving trusts and foundations, research bodies, national bodies, local government (local authorities), national government and philantropists, and any other organisation or individual interested in funding and developing intergenerational initiatives.

Numbers are limited so please remember to register below. An email will be sent the day before (23rd April) giving participants the zoom link to attend.  

Please note the event will be conducted in English.

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