Huge financial challenges face the public sector, who make difficult choices in town halls and boardrooms across the country every day due to increasing austerity. New models of outsourcing have emerged and there is a renewed interest in the role charitable giving and philanthropy can play in supporting place-based work.

Many towns and cities are striving to reinvent their identity. Philanthropy often played a crucial role in their history; yet is notably absent from discussions about their future. Can we remedy this, and create a 21st Century version of civic philanthropy that ensures our cities are ready for the challenges and opportunities of coming years?

Join Rhodri Davies, author and recognised expert on philanthropy and technology for giving, as he discusses this increasingly important topic.

Duration: 2 hours

Finish: 1pm

Photo Credit: Teesside University