Annual conference tackles topical issues facing city charities


HOT topics – including grant fundraising and demonstrating impact – facing charities around the city have been tackled at the annual Baldwins’ annual charity conference.

The full-day event, now in its ninth year, has continued to grow in popularity; with over 160 delegates attending the event at the Kingsgate Conference Centre in Peterborough on 11 June.

The conference was not only an opportunity for charities to network and share information about the great work they do, but to also digest some excellent tips and advice from speakers addressing a wide range of topical issues, all relevant to the charitable sector.

The event began with a national perspective on the Charity Landscape in 2019 from Charities Aid Foundation together with the results of the Baldwins charity benchmarking survey.

Other topics included funding opportunities, governance and tax issues, working with different communities and fraud in charities.

“The conference agenda was designed for employees and trustees of charities as well as new and potential trustees.  Feedback is always excellent and this year was no different.  Delegates were incredibly positive about the event and really benefit from the opportunity to network and share challenges and ideas with other charities,” said Mark Jackson, partner of Baldwins Peterborough office.

“Peterborough has a thriving charity sector from small community based groups to the big household names – which is one of the reasons this annual event is always so well supported,” he added.