The King’s Fund has launched their £250,000 Cascading Leadership Programme in partnership with Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund following a successful pilot programme in 2016.

Charities working toward improving health and wellbeing can apply to take part in a two-day training and development programme (worth between £900 and £3,120) which will help them to develop a range of leadership and consultancy skills, alongside deeper strategic leadership skills.

Applications will be accepted from the leaders of organisations of any size and at any stage of development to join the programme as either:

  • A Consultant. To join the programme as a consultant applicants should be:
    • An experienced and senior leader working in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) who can draw on a wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise to support another organisation.
    • Willing to develop their own leadership skills and to share what they know with others.
    • Interested in contributing to and learning from a peer group of VCS leaders.
  • A Partner. To join the programme as a partner applicants should be:
    • Leading a VCS organisation that would benefit from the experience of others who can help them to reflect and learn and to develop their organisation.
    • Interested in contributing to and learning from a peer group of VCS leaders.

Both consultants and partners will benefit from being part of a wider learning network, with the opportunities to build connections, partnerships and collaborations, learning from and supporting peers.

There is no charge to take part in this programme, which is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund, using money raised by National Lottery players for good causes, and by Comic Relief.

The deadline for applications is 20 July 2017.