32 episodes

Covering the current talking points in the UK charity sector. Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest shake their tin at the giving business, and ask searching questions of those at the top.

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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

Covering the current talking points in the UK charity sector. Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest shake their tin at the giving business, and ask searching questions of those at the top.

    Our Role is to Inject Hunger Back into the Discussion – Alysa Remtulla, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Magic Breakfast

    Our Role is to Inject Hunger Back into the Discussion – Alysa Remtulla, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Magic Breakfast

    Founded 20 years ago, Magic Breakfast provides healthy school breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the UK, working with nearly 1,000 schools in England and Scotland. The GCBC team are joined by the charity’s Head of Policy and Campaigns, Alysa Remtulla, to discuss how the pandemic has changed its delivery model, the plan to train up 10 campaigners with lived experience of food insecurity, and why Magic Breakfast won’t be entering a bid for the new government tender to supply school breakfasts.




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness.

    • 30 min
    I Wish They Would Listen – Steph Harland, CEO, Age UK

    I Wish They Would Listen – Steph Harland, CEO, Age UK

    The GCBC team are joined by Steph Harland, CEO of Age UK. Steph explains the steps taken by the national charity and local Age UK branches to support older people during Covid, the reasons for the decision to permanently close about a third of Age UK's charity shops; and shares her frustration at the government's lack of action on a long-term solution for social care.




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness and City Bridge Trust.

    • 30 min
    A Juggernaut Comes Along and People Get Missed – Mike Adamson, CEO, British Red Cross

    A Juggernaut Comes Along and People Get Missed – Mike Adamson, CEO, British Red Cross

    The GCBC team are joined by Mike Adamson, CEO of the British Red Cross. Mike discusses the charity's role in responding to Covid, how he's planning to manage a significant deficit in BRC's income over the coming years, and what the pandemic has revealed about volunteering.




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness and City Bridge Trust.

    • 30 min
    If we trust communities and work with them, we’ll get the best possible outcome – Matt Leach, CEO Local Trust, and Sandi Phillips, Chair, Elthorne Pride

    If we trust communities and work with them, we’ll get the best possible outcome – Matt Leach, CEO Local Trust, and Sandi Phillips, Chair, Elthorne Pride

    The GCBC team are joined by Matt Leach, CEO of Local Trust, which delivers Big Local: a 15-year programme which distributes £1.15m of funding to 150 neighbourhoods across England "with no strings attached to use as they see fit". Matt discusses the ethos of Big Local and the insights into place-based funding that are emerging from the initiative.




    They’re also joined by Sandi Phillips, Chair of the Elthorne Pride Big Local in Islington, North London. Sandi describes how Big Local funding has transformed her community, and the projects launched in response to the pandemic. You can watch Drawn Out, a short film made in collaboration with Elthorne Pride, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OEuq5szR7I&t=628s




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. 

    • 34 min
    From equality towards social justice – Fozia Irfan OBE, Director of Children and Young People, BBC Children in Need

    From equality towards social justice – Fozia Irfan OBE, Director of Children and Young People, BBC Children in Need

    The GCBC team are joined by Fozia Irfan OBE, who started her new job as  Director of Children and Young People at BBC Children in Need in October 2020. Fozia explains why working for the organisation is her “dream job”, what she hopes to achieve in her new post, and why grantmakers need to be wary of imposing a model which charities must conform to.




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness and City Bridge Trust.

    • 30 min
    These last months have shown that schools and teachers are on the frontlines – Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be

    These last months have shown that schools and teachers are on the frontlines – Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be

    The GCBC team are joined by Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be, the UK's leading school-based mental health charity. 

    Catherine discusses the impact of the pandemic on children's mental health; the benefits of having HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as the charity's patron; and the charity's plan, in partnership with Young Voices, to smash the Guinness World Record for "largest simultaneous sing" by leading thousands of children in a rendition of Bill Withers's "Lovely Day" for Children's Mental Health Week in February 2021.




    Good Charity, Bad Charity is presented by Keith Davis, Camilla McGibbon and David Prest. It is produced by Dan Hardoon at Whistledown and supported by the Centre for Charity Effectiveness. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Hannahlubella ,

Debra Allcock Tyler should present

Her interview was such an invigorating listen- one of my favourite leaders in the sector. You should ask her to join the permanent team.

Cancer-bullied ,

Are you tackling racism

Interesting podcast but unless I am missing something, nothing much on BAME’s covid and the death of George Floyd and how this impacts the charity sector on the inequity in funding. I would be interested in your views.

Ninu5 ,

Searching

I was looking for something like this, I’ve just listened to 2 of your pod casts back to back. Thank you and please do more.

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