Applications invited for 2027 Development Programme

2027 is a 12-month salaried job and professional development programme, giving talented people from working-class communities with experience working in frontline roles the tools and experience to develop in grant-giving positions in foundations and trusts. It was was launched in 2017 supported by Big Lottery Fund, Barrow Cadbury Trust and Esmee Fairbairn.  

2027 is a fantastic way for people to rapidly accelerate their career to prepare them for decision making roles about where funding is spent in their communities.  The ultimate aim of the programme is to ensure that by 2027 40% of grant-giving decision-makers are from working-class backgrounds, with deep community ties and real experience of the issues affecting those communities.  So far around 40 people have been supported into roles at foundations like Children in Need, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Surrey Community Foundation, Young Manchester and Big Lottery Fund, and the programme is looking to expand the number of placements available for 2020. 

The programme currently has places for 20 people to participate in the programme this year, starting in October 2020 at various foundation partners across the UK.

To find out more and apply, visit the website here. Closing date for applications is 26th March 2020.

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