18th September 2013
All 54 Community Foundations in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland gather to explore, share and inspire each other. UKCF conference hears inspiring messages from the UK's leading philanthropy 'do-ers'. Stephen Hammersley CBE, Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations spoke about why people decide to give through Community Foundations
"The people that give through community foundations increasingly want to use their resources to see real local change in the places they live, and are now seeing 'community' itself as a viable cause for investment"
Proving that behind every great project are inspiring people with passion and drive, the conference also heard from Sit Tim Smit KBE, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of The Eden Project explained how they achieved such a large project:
"We did the impossible because no one told us it was impossible. Money follows great ieads, and capital can be created with the electricity of ordinary people"