Bringing H2OME! to the home: Insights from Year 1 of Safe Water Network’s Household Connection Sales Programme

In this blog post Gillian Winkler, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Safe Water Network, reflects on the first year of a dedicated household connection expansion programme in Ghana, including early results, insights from customers and what will be the focus for Year 2…

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How we adapted our approach to funding in response to COVID-19

We reflected back on the past 10 months or so since the restrictions brought about by COVID-19 were implemented. In this blog, we share how we adapted our funding approach in the WASH portfolio and supported enterprises during a challenging and unprecedented time.

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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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Assessing the climate resilience of Safe Water Enterprises

A group of funders, including the Stone Family Foundation, came together at the initiative of Danone Communities to commission a study, carried out by Dalberg, to assess the climate resilience of decentralised water systems.

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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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