Shared Futures

Welcome to Shared Futures: Funders, Funding and the BME Third Sector

Where: Online, virtual 2-day conference.

Livestream: Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th April 2021, 10am-5pm.  

Online access: April 7th 2021 - May 31st 2021.

The Runnymede Trust, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, have organised this 2-day conference to convene the debates about the funding infrastructure for the UK’s BME Third Sector.  Leaders who self-identify as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), funders and their senior and front-line grant-makers, other stakeholders, allies and supporters, from across the UK, of all types and sizes, will assemble to listen to each other, to examine debates from the past and present and to consider the future of this vital part of UK’s civil society. Shared Futures will present contributions from stakeholders such as Xtend Ltd, Money4YOU, CharitySoWhite and Ubele Initiative. From funding bodies such as Power to Change, London Funders, UKRI and Langkelly Chase. And from expert institutions such as Co-operatives UK, National CLT, NCCPE, Social Investment Business and the Centre for Knowledge Equity.

Register to attend as a BME leader, grant-maker, stakeholder or an ally/supporter.


FULL PROGRAMME - including latest additions:

  • Knowledge Equity: what is it, and why does it matter?
  • The Road to Social Investment: becoming investment ready

Shared Futures Programme


EVENTBRITE - Register here - 


All attendees must register on Eventbrite and the email address you use will then be your identifier. All attendees will only be able to access the conference through the WHOVA platform, which recognises you through your identifier. Once registered on Eventbrite, you will be sent an auto message and link to sign into Whova. Check your junk email, if it has not arrived in your inbox. And you can access the conference either online through the Web App and/or download the Mobile Appto your phone.

Access to the conference means access to the livestream days on 14th & 15th April, as well as access to all the conference content and recordings, in your own time and at your own pace, up until 31st May 2021.







Shared Futures is a non-exclusive, BME-led space and welcomes registration and participation from allies and supporters from all over the UK. Except the private and confidential `Critical Friend’ sessions and the peer-to-peer speed networking sessions, the conference will be recorded. All of the seminars and speeches will be documented and assembled into a final publication, made available for the general public in the weeks following the conference. Please let us know if there is any part of your contribution which you do not want published. 

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