Finance in Grantmaking Special Interest Group

Governance, regulation and compliance Financial sustainability

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Charles Stanley
55 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 3AS

Join us for our next Finance in Grant-making Special Interest Group meeting which will focus on due diligence. Gerald Bates of BDO will be exploring ways to share common approaches and experience of due diligence in grant-making organisations in order to develop efficiency, and Vicki Sellick of Nesta will share some case studies for delegates to consider on a practical level.

The aim of FIGSIG is to develop cooperation and an exchange of ideas between individuals in grant-making organisations, in order to optimise resources, address issues and challenges, mitigate against duplication, and to develop finance skills and performance.

Who should attend?

FIGSIG is designed for people who are responsible for financial management in trusts, foundations or grant-making charities. Meetings are held throughout the year to discuss topical issues and provide networking opportunities for members.

We believe it is hugely beneficial for the whole of your finance team to attend.

The Finance in Grantmaking special interest group is a partnership between Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF).

This is a free event for CFG and ACF members.


Vicki Sellick, Executive Director, Nesta

Gerald Bates, International project Auditor, BDO


Arrival and refreshments

12:00 - 12:05

Introduction by the Chair

Welcome and introduction to the meeting

12:05 – 12:15

Ice-breaking session

12:15 - 12:45

Charity Case study- Nesta

Balancing risk with supporting innovation: Vicki Sellick, Executive Director of Programmes, shares 3 examples of due diligence undertaken from Nesta's portfolio as the UK's innovation foundation - making grants and investments to charities, social enterprises, governments and businesses. .

Vicki Sellick, Nesta 


12:45 – 12.55


12.55 - 13:30

Working lunch and discussion

13:30 – 14:15

Session 1: What would it look like to share due diligence?


To what extent can you share due diligence? is there a way like-minded organisations can knowledge share to work together in order to decrease time and effort spent on due diligence?

This session will look at the pros and cons of sharing approaches to due diligence.

Gerald Bates, BDO

14:15 – 14:25



Chair's summary


Meeting close

Charities - Members£0.00
Charities - Non-members£0.00
Individual - Members£0.00

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