How to resource the work of collaboration between communities and municipalities: the need for funding for processes

Presenters: Eleanor Besley-Gould, Peter Lipman and Nicolas Krausz
Facilitator: Nicola Hillary


Brief summary: How do we fund this work?  This is a crucial challenge.  The processes of collaboration and partnership between community groups and municipalities can be difficult to define and predict.  Our co-presenters have a variety of relevant expertise and Nicolas Krausz can give insights about what this challenge looks like from a funder’s point of view.  We need to request: strictly no pitching please! Also, we’d love to hear any questions in advance as well as during the webinar.


Eleanor Besley-Gould
Ellie has been working in NGOs for 11 years and specialises in fundraising and strategy – raising a combination of grant, philanthropy and investment income for charitable projects and renewable energy schemes. She currently works on International Development as COO at Hello World and, more closely linked to Transition’s work, previously held roles at 10:10 and Sustrans. Ellie sits on the advisory board at CAF Venturesome and is a trustee at Foundation for Change.


Peter Lipman
Founding chair of Transition Network and chair of the Common Cause Foundation. He also chaired the UK government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change’s Community Energy Contact Group. He worked at a leading UK charity, Sustrans, for 15 years, latterly as External Affairs Director, before setting up Anthropocene Actions, a community interest company which promotes fair, loving and ecologically regenerative societies.


Nicolas Krausz
Programme Officer with the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation (FPH) in the Lausanne (Switzerland) office since 2011. He is also member of the Board of EDGE since 2014. At the Foundation, he runs a set of grant-making programmes on the Commons, Municipalism, alternative currencies, and connecting the Transition movements mainly in francophone Europe. After having studied philosophy in Paris-Sorbonne, he worked in publishing, in particular on books dealing with inter-religious dialogue. He then worked for 5 years in the French political sphere, mainly at the National Assembly (Congress) in Paris and 4 years as a parliamentary advisor for a MP based in south-western France. He co-authored La Ville qui mange (Eating City), an essay on the urban food supply chain governance published in 2013 by the Charles Leopold Mayer Publishing House.


Nicola Hillary
Nicola is the Funding Manager for Transition Network since 2010.  She is also a co-guardian of the Municipalities in Transition communities of practice.  Nicola previously worked for BioRegional Development Group, a charity focused on using local resources within a one-planet footprint; and as a fundraising consultant to Stroud Valleys Project and the Ethical Property Foundation.

Event Details

  • December 10th, 2018
  • 16:00 - 17:30 CET