Event for funders: Small places close to home
Towards a Human Rights Funding Agenda for Scotland
Thursday 12 November 2020 (10am-3pm via Zoom)
Corra has been working with Making Rights Real, Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Scottish Human Rights Commission and Professor Alan Miller (Co-chair of the Human Rights Taskforce) to support a conversation among funders.
This has shown a strong appetite to learn more about human rights, with funders keen to continue developing their thinking and consider their role in supporting human rights work.
Join in the conversation on Thursday 12 November 2020 (10am-3pm via Zoom)
Booking for this event has now closed
Please join us on 12 November to:
- Learn more about the context for human rights in Scotland, what is distinct and how this connects with the wider UK and globally.
- Consider how independent funders engage with the human rights agenda and the potential impact of investment in human rights work.
- Explore how the funding landscape can be developed in Scotland as part of the foundations of ‘building forward better’.
|SESSION ONE: Setting the Context for Human Rights in Scotland
A webinar highlighting the trajectory for human rights in Scotland, including the UK and international context
|10:00 – 10.05||Welcome and purpose of event||Fiona Duncan, Corra Foundation|
|10:10 – 10:15||Scottish Government endorsement||Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities|
|10:15 – 10:30||The Human Rights Framework in Scotland… Scotland in a global context||Professor Alan Miller, Independent Co-Chair of Human Rights Taskforce|
|10:30 – 10:50||Question time with panellists|
|10:50 – 10:55||Roundup and invitation to informal coffee break||Fiona Duncan|
|SESSION TWO: Small Places Close to Home: The impact of human rights funding
An interactive session exploring the impact of human rights funding for communities and rights holders.
|11:30 – 11.35||Welcome and purpose of session||Judith Robertson, Chair of Scottish Human Rights Commission|
|11:35 – 11:55||Lightening sparks from practice (5 mins inputs)
Small Places Close to Home:
Independent funding for human rights work
Linking grassroots to strategic (Lessons from Leith, Amplifier of action – e.g. housing sector) / Making Rights Real
PPR Model and impact of work
Mhairi Snowden, Human Rights Consortium Scotland
Clare MacGillivray, Making Rights Real
Dessie Donnelly, PPR (Participation and the Practice of Rights)
|11:55 – 12:00||Questions to panelists|
|12:00 – 12:25||Break out discussion:
How might these examples fit with funders’ programmes / strategies?
Any opportunities / challenges emerging from funders’ dialogue?
|Breakouts – facilitator in each group (max 5 people per breakout)|
|12:25 – 12:30||Roundup and invitation to informal break||Judith Robertson|
|SESSION THREE: Funding Human Rights Work: Lessons from Funders
An interactive session exploring a roadmap for human rights funding in Scotland.
|13:30 – 13.35||Welcome and purpose of session||Fiona Duncan|
|13:35 – 14.05
||Lightening sparks from practice (5 mins inputs)
The Barings journey
Impact of a national human rights fund – example of Northern Ireland
David Sampson, Baring Foundation
Martin O’Brien, Social Change Initiative
|14.05 – 14.50||Discussion:|
Questions and reflections
|14:50 – 15:00||Roundup of Session Three, next steps and thanks||Fiona Duncan|