Resource for Black organisations published

Resource for Black organisations published

Written by: Tina Smith

The National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE) has published Fail to Plan: Plan to Fail, a toolkit to help black voluntary and community organisations obtain funding.

Lenford White, the author of the toolkit and NIACE’s Race Equality Development Officer, believes that the toolkit will help Black organisations by ‘suggesting the necessary ingredients of experience, funding and good practice that are most likely to enable an organisation to sustain its services’. It is particularly aimed at organisations working on adult and community learning.

The toolkit was developed out of meetings across the country to establish what workers in Black voluntary organisations would like to see in a resource of this kind. It contains chapters on:

  • Preparing funding applications, with real examples
  • How to make sense of government policy
  • Sources of funding opportunities
  • Making use of support networks
  • Listings of useful organisations and other resources

Fail to Plan: Plan to Fail is available, price £20.00 plus £2.00 UK postage and packing, from: NIACE, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE. Tel: 0116 204 4216. Email:

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National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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