Building the business case for a waste to resource enterprise

In this two-part blog series, Aart van den Beukel, Managing Director of Safisana, a waste to resource enterprise currently operational in Ghana, shares his reflections on the journey to date and his ambition to scale Safisana’s innovative model to other developing countries.

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Our journey: Scaling a social franchise solution for safe drinking water

In this blog post, Amandine Muret, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Advocacy, shares insights from 1001fontaines’ 15 years journey in Cambodia implementing and scaling a water kiosk model, leading to the achievement of a key milestone at the end of 2020: full recovery of operating costs.

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Back to school for charities?

With the recent reopening of schools across the UK, after a prolonged period of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, this guest blog by Martin Bisp, co-founder of Empire Fighting Chance, details how opportunities for charities working in schools have changed and what effect this is having on charities, and crucially, young people.

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Funding beyond Covid-19: Which new practices should funders keep and which old ones should they go back to?

This blog post by Matthew Mannix reflects on what we have learnt about good grant-making practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can fund better going forward. It argues that many of the changes funders have made in response to the crisis should continue, but that there are some pre-crisis funding practices we should revert back to.

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Uganda’s COVID-19 water sector response – a threat to sustainability or an opportunity?

Everflow is a community-funded enterprise providing preventative maintenance and emergency repair services to keep rural Ugandan water wells flowing. The Stone Family Foundation began supporting Everflow at the end of 2019 to conduct a study in partnership with Stanford University to assess the willingness and ability to pay for water maintenance services, as well as costs and benefits to users, communities and local government.

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