2021 marks the Foundation’s 50th anniversary and to celebrate this, we are planning to launch two funding initiatives, and a research project into our history. Take a look below to find out more.
Researcher for John Ellerman Foundation History Project
In our 50th year, we are looking to do a deep dive into our history, and we are seeking a researcher to help us achieve this. The researcher will bring together the data and information already collected, and conduct further research to analyse the Ellerman family’s business history, as much as their philanthropic one, in order to gain an understanding of the origins of the Foundation’s wealth and how this supports our work today.
We are offering a funded researcher position for 12-months, and are seeking proposals from consortia of organisations or individual researchers.
The application process has now closed, but we will be sharing more information as the project progresses, so do check back.
Here is some information of the first of the two funding initiatives we are launching this year as well.
A Collaborative Environment Fund for the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs)
We are contributing £800k to this fund, and invite other funders to join this collaboration or align their funding with it.
The environments of the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are of global significance: they hold 94% of our unique species, pristine rainforests, vast coral reefs, a quarter of the world’s penguins and the fifth largest marine estate on the planet. These small islands are at the forefront of our biodiversity and climate crises: three quarters of the world’s known extinctions since 1500 have occurred on islands, whilst extreme weather events pose a potentially existential threat.
As their biodiversity assets far exceed those in the mainland UK, the Territories offer funders incomparable impact and value for money. Building on our eight years of responsive grantmaking worth £1.8m in the UKOTs, that has achieved transformative impacts, we believe the UKOTs offer funders incomparable impact and value for money.
You can find out more about this collaborative funding initiative in this four page briefing document here.
If you are interested in learning more about this funding collaboration, please contact our Director, Sufina Ahmad on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are now accepting applications for this fund. Click here to find out more.