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AONBs              The potential to establish a national or sub national              body that can hold and channel funds...
The context              • Cuts                   ‣ DEFRA                   ‣ Local Authorities                   ‣ Grants...
A changing world           •    Less grants, more seed & loans           •    Decline of the voluntary sector?           •...
Future money              •    Lottery              •    Donations              •    Development / planning gain          ...
The survey                26/49 responsesThursday, 1 December 2011         5
621 get other funding                                                      r                                              ...
Amounts received         £6,000,000                                                               £5,086,879         £4,50...
Sources of grants                Natural England, English Heritage,                Environment Agency, water co, Biffa    ...
Development              •    2 AONBs in receipt              •    3 others considering              •    Major infrastruc...
Endowments              •    2ish AONBs              •    Others looking              •    Friends organisations          ...
Trading              •    Publications              •    Contract management              •    Enviro’ volunteer work     ...
Other              •    Programme delivery              •    Land management fees              •    In-kind donations     ...
Analysis              • Reliance on public grants              • Limited experience / scale of                   other inc...
How it’s spent                                            3      6                                   17                   ...
Organisations              •    Most have no special org              •    2 set up charities              •    17 have co...
16                                          r                                     he                                   Ot ...
Who leads?             24             20             16             12               8               4               0    ...
What to do?              •    SWOT              •    Options              •    Scale              •    CostsThursday, 1 De...
Strengths              •    Experience & skills              •    Nature / biodiversity              •    Heritage        ...
Weaknesses              • Privileged areas              • Low socio-economic need              • Experience of attracting ...
Threats              •    Government cuts              •    Declining grants              •    Stagnant giving            ...
Opportunities              •    Development income              •    Philanthropists & Foundations              •    Local...
Options              • Use CFs              • Setup national fund              • Work at local levelThursday, 1 December 2...
Community Foundations              •    What they are              •    Flow through / endowment              •    Locked ...
An AONB Foundation              •    The role              •    Setup              •    Admin              •    Fundraisin...
Scale              • DEFRA / LA = £9.2m (2009)              • SDF = £1.2m (2009)              • Other = £5-6m per annumThu...
Costs                                Community Fdtn    AONB Fdtn                  Feasibility        n/a             £20k ...
Other ways              • Reinvestment trust              • LocalThursday, 1 December 2011                28
Questions 4 u              • Can you sell?              • Independent?              • Ethics?              • What sort of ...
Thursday, 1 December 2011   30
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  1. 1. AONBs The potential to establish a national or sub national body that can hold and channel funds for use by and within AONBsThursday, 1 December 2011 1
  2. 2. The context • Cuts ‣ DEFRA ‣ Local Authorities ‣ GrantsThursday, 1 December 2011 2
  3. 3. A changing world • Less grants, more seed & loans • Decline of the voluntary sector? • Less advocacy • PhilanthropyThursday, 1 December 2011 3
  4. 4. Future money • Lottery • Donations • Development / planning gain • PhilanthropistsThursday, 1 December 2011 4
  5. 5. The survey 26/49 responsesThursday, 1 December 2011 5
  6. 6. 621 get other funding r he Ot d ing Tra up gro ds en Fri ts an Gr ns tio na do all Sm t en wm do En nt me lop ve De Thursday, 1 December 2011 20 15 10 5 0
  7. 7. Amounts received £6,000,000 £5,086,879 £4,500,000 £3,000,000 £1,500,000 £663,000 £430,000 £115,931 £159,030 £25,753 £9,148 £0 De En Sm Gr Fri Tra Ot he an en do ve d all ing r ts ds lop wm do gro me na e nt tio up nt nsThursday, 1 December 2011 7
  8. 8. Sources of grants Natural England, English Heritage, Environment Agency, water co, Biffa & Sita, Environment Trusts, Esmee Fairbairn, HLF, Leader, RDA, DMOs, harbour authority, landscape partnerships, EU e.g. Interreg, LSP, Local Food, RDPE, local charitiesThursday, 1 December 2011 8
  9. 9. Development • 2 AONBs in receipt • 3 others considering • Major infrastructure • Non cash benefits • RisksThursday, 1 December 2011 9
  10. 10. Endowments • 2ish AONBs • Others looking • Friends organisations • Community FoundationsThursday, 1 December 2011 10
  11. 11. Trading • Publications • Contract management • Enviro’ volunteer work • Attending events • BusThursday, 1 December 2011 11
  12. 12. Other • Programme delivery • Land management fees • In-kind donations • Rents & hire charges • Advertising • Project management feesThursday, 1 December 2011 12
  13. 13. Analysis • Reliance on public grants • Limited experience / scale of other income sources • Change direction!Thursday, 1 December 2011 13
  14. 14. How it’s spent 3 6 17 14 Grants to other organisations in AONB area Core activities Non-core activities OtherThursday, 1 December 2011 14
  15. 15. Organisations • Most have no special org • 2 set up charities • 17 have considered • Everyone interestedThursday, 1 December 2011 15
  16. 16. 16 r he Ot on ati anis org bleWho with? ata mp y co An s NB AO ith ly w On el l lev na tio Na el lev Thursday, 1 December 2011 ty un Co 24 18 12 6 0
  17. 17. Who leads? 24 20 16 12 8 4 0 DE LG NA Gr Ot ou he F A AO RA r pin NB go fA ON BsThursday, 1 December 2011 17
  18. 18. What to do? • SWOT • Options • Scale • CostsThursday, 1 December 2011 18
  19. 19. Strengths • Experience & skills • Nature / biodiversity • Heritage • Working locally • Rich residentsThursday, 1 December 2011 19
  20. 20. Weaknesses • Privileged areas • Low socio-economic need • Experience of attracting & managing monies • Part of public sectorThursday, 1 December 2011 20
  21. 21. Threats • Government cuts • Declining grants • Stagnant giving • Environment falling • CompetitionThursday, 1 December 2011 21
  22. 22. Opportunities • Development income • Philanthropists & Foundations • Local giving • Reinvent AONB teams as social enterprisesThursday, 1 December 2011 22
  23. 23. Options • Use CFs • Setup national fund • Work at local levelThursday, 1 December 2011 23
  24. 24. Community Foundations • What they are • Flow through / endowment • Locked • Connections • Working model with AONBs • RegionalThursday, 1 December 2011 24
  25. 25. An AONB Foundation • The role • Setup • Admin • Fundraising • ChallengesThursday, 1 December 2011 25
  26. 26. Scale • DEFRA / LA = £9.2m (2009) • SDF = £1.2m (2009) • Other = £5-6m per annumThursday, 1 December 2011 26
  27. 27. Costs Community Fdtn AONB Fdtn Feasibility n/a £20k Setup n/a £50k Fundraising n/a £75k + pa Running cost 0.7% + admin + 1.5%-3% (endowment) audit Running cost 10-15% admin + audit (flow-through)Thursday, 1 December 2011 27
  28. 28. Other ways • Reinvestment trust • LocalThursday, 1 December 2011 28
  29. 29. Questions 4 u • Can you sell? • Independent? • Ethics? • What sort of structure? ‣ Out of public sector? ‣ Federal? • Funding upfront costs?Thursday, 1 December 2011 29
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