STVS – independence – submission to the Public Administration Select Committee
In March 2007 the Baring Foundation made a submission to the Public Administration Select Committee’s Inquiry on Commissioning from the Third Sector. This built on the evidence generated by the Strengthening the Voluntary Sector – independence grants programme.
Sources of Strength: an analysis of applications to the STVS – independence programme
Report by Cathy Pharoah.
This is the second publication in the series of papers that accompanies the Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector – independence programme. It contains an analysis of most of the 515 applications to the STVS – independence programme, which are an important source of information about current pressures on independence.
Speechgiven by the Foundation’s Deputy Director, Matthew Smerdon, at the launch of Sources of Strength.
Foundations for Organisational Development: Practice in the UK and USA
Report by Meg Abdy and Margaret Bolton. The Baring Foundation has co-funded this publication with the Northern Rock Foundation. It is written by two independent consultants with considerable experience in the field.
This is the first publication in a series of papers that accompanies the Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector – independence programme. This publication sets out why the Foundation is interested in the issue of independence.
Exhibiting Support…developing volunteering in museums
This summary report was written by the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and commissioned by the Baring Foundation.
We gave three grants to very different museums to support their use of volunteers and asked IVR to evaluate how they got on and draw broader lessons. The result is a lively and practical report looking at the context to volunteering and drawing conclusions on recruitment and involvement, management, funding and learning about volunteers along with pointers to further resources.
Finding the Right Support? A review of the issues and positive practice in supporting parents with learning difficulties and their children
Report by Beth Tarleton, Linda Ward and Joyce Howarth.
An increasing number of adults with learning difficulties are becoming parents. The Government has committed itself to providing appropriate support for these parents and their children and yet, in around 50% of cases, children are removed and placed permanently outside the family home. The report includes an agenda for action. The Baring Foundation has subsequently funded the Norah Fry Research Centre to lead a consortium to pursue these recommendations.