Working with other funders

At CGF we frequently work with other foundations and funders towards common goals. Recent collaborative projects include:

Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society

CGF is part of a group of eight funders who have come together to fund an Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society. The Barring Foundation is the lead funder and co-ordinator, and the others are the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Lankelly Chase, the City Bridges Trust and the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

We are working together because we all feel that the time is right for a forward-looking, searching and broad look at civil society’s potential over the next decade or more.


Sharing the Stage with Esmée Fairbairn and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Our Sharing the Stage initiative, which involves support for the creation and production of participatory performing arts projects by partnerships generally comprising arts organisations and social partners, is a funding collaboration with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is also contributing funds towards ensuring the organisations they support attend our learning seminars. Esmée Fairbairn and Paul Hamlyn share with us an interest in exploring the potential that projects which link the arts and social issues have to increase wellbeing.



Centre For Ageing Better and Transitions in Later Life

The Centre for Ageing Better is our partner on the Transitions in Later Life strand. It is supporting the evaluation of this strand which involves testing therapeutic approaches and other new methods of support to help improve the wellbeing and resilience of people heading towards retirement.


The Funders’ Collaboration on Leadership with the Cabinet Office and the Big Lottery Fund

The Funders’ Collaboration on Leadership is a collaboration between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), the Cabinet Office, the Big Lottery Fund and various other funders, umbrella bodies and social sector organisations. Together we want to nurture leadership in the social sector, a skillset not traditionally valued but one we feel urgently needs to be.

Updated on 26 October 2016