Tag Archives: Environmental Funders Network

UK charitable giving to environmental causes is rising, but is still a drop in the ocean

This post is by Florence Miller, director, and Patricia Cremona, programme and research co-ordinator, of the Environmental Funders Network. It was first posted on the Alliance Magazine’s blog.

After years of little change, annual giving from UK foundations for environmental work nearly doubled between 2015-16 and 2018-19, a hugely encouraging upswing.

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How do we stop the hamster wheel to give environmental leaders time to reflect?

chief execs imageThis post is by Jon Cracknell, co-author of a new report from the Environmental Funders Network (EFN).

At the end of November the EFN published Passionate Collaboration?,  aggregating the responses of 140 UK environmental organisation chief executives to an EFN survey carried out earlier this year.  Many of the largest groups in the sector took part, along with smaller more specialised organisations.  To our knowledge, this is the first time that a survey of this kind has ‘taken the pulse’ of the sector. Read more

Environmental funders must focus on impact (not just cute species)

Funders spend almost as much on water vole conservation as holding the global oil industry to account

This is a guest post by Jon Cracknell,  a member of the Environmental Funders Network (EFN) steering group and manager of the Goldsmith family’s philanthropy, and Nick Perks, co-ordinator of EFN. 

The fifth edition of Where the green grants went, published in January 2012 by the Environmental Funders Network (EFN), shows that environmental issues continue to receive just three per cent of overall UK philanthropy. The research also shows that, over the three financial years from 2007 to 2010, funding from the 147 trusts covered by the report has plateaued at around £75 million per year.

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