In July 2017, we are planning to hold an event to thank people for all of their time and support in developing our strategy. When we have more details on this, we will update our website and send out more information via email.
We estimate that between August 2016 and May 2017, we engaged with well over 1,000 people – with the majority of people speaking to us face-to-face. We have compiled a list of the ways in which we engaged some people face-to-face, and this can be found here.
CBT is immensely grateful to everyone who has so generously given up their time to share their expertise with us. A diverse range of views has been expressed to-date, and we are hopeful that this strategy gathers the themes and ideas that were expressed in such a way that enables CBT to add real value.
Stakeholders have been engaged through face-to-face group and one-to-one meetings; attending and contributing to various conferences, workshops and meetings; commissioning an independent grantee perception survey through the Centre for Effective Philanthropy (227 anonymous responses received); launching an online survey from November 2016 to January 2017 open to all (62 responses received); launching a second online survey open to all from February 2017 to March 2017 (84 responses received) and through our social media hashtag #BridgingLondon. This is a conversation that will continue until the next strategy is agreed, and beyond.
This work has been further underpinned by various pieces of research that we have commissioned to analyse need in London through the prism of disadvantage; funding best practice; and to determine CBT’s role in London’s funding ecology. All of our research can be found here.