Delegates at the Funding for Development Conference 2018

Funding for Development Conference 2019

7 October 2019, 09.30 - 17.00
Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH

Get the latest insights and trends in public and institutional fundraising at Bond’s third annual Funding for Development Conference. You’ll learn how to diversify your income and form partnerships to create sustainable funding models for your organisation.  

You’ll also network with big institutional donors and fundraising experts, and get practical advice on how to secure different kinds of funding.  The conference is divided into three strands: institutional funding, public engagement and partnering.

Over 200 people joined us for last year's conference. Read our round-up of last year's event or check out #Funding4Dev on Twitter.

We asked delegates and speakers what they thought the biggest funding challenge facing NGOs was. Check out their responses below.


Earlybird pricing (until Sunday 1 September)
Large Bond member (>£2m annual expenditure): £245
Non-member (not-for-profit): £300

Flat rate pricing (throughout)
Small member (<£2m annual expenditure): £195
Individual consultant/freelancer: £225
Corporate: £415

Get 20% off when booking 3 or more places (available for all ticket types).

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Funding for Development 2019 programme

08.30 - 09.30 Registration and refreshments
09.30 - 09.35

Chair's welcome and introduction

09.35 - 10.15

Opening plenary: The big picture

10.15 - 10.45 Break for refreshments
10.45 - 12.15 Breakout 1

Trends in donor funding
Hear about the latest updates and funding opportunities from a range of donors.


Shifting our paradigm for long-term support
How to change your organisation’s mindset from engagement techniques to letting the public lead

Speakers: Leesa Harwood, Consultant, Joe Jenkins, The Children’s Society


Creative partnerships for real impact
Hear about unusual partnerships across sectors that are achieving joint goals.

Speaker: James Sutton, Raleigh International

12.15 - 13.15 Lunch and networking
13.15 - 14.45 Breakout 2

Funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit
CARE International and DFID will clarify DFID's underwriting of EU funding for UK NGOs in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Victoria Wickenden, CARE International, Chris Carter, Department for International Development 


Harnessing trends to engage the public
Build support for your cause by meeting the public where they are.

Speakers: Marcus Missen, WaterAid


Diversifying for financial sustainability
Find out new ways of generating income through hybrid business models and partnerships. 

Speakers: Tej Dhami, The Change Coefficient, Beth Honig, Ubuntu Pathways, Jill Healey, ChildHope UK

14.45 - 15.00 Break for refreshments
15.00 - 16.15

Interactive sessions on different topics, including: localisation, startups and Brexit.

16.15 - 17.00

Closing plenary: Who are we really fundraising for? 

17.00 Chair's close



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