Start Well

Our Cohorts

Our hope is that these programs will cultivate a network of philanthropy professionals who will be intentional about supporting each other and participatory grantmaking as it continues to gain momentum over the next decade and beyond.

Start Well

Start Well is focused on supporting community members who are just getting started with a participatory practice.

We plan to offer series of smaller cohorts, with virtual small group workshops, access to coaching with leaders in the space, and peer connection focused on practical aspects of PGM as well as the inner work that inevitably comes up when working with shifting power dynamics.

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Our curriculum:

  • PGM essentials, history, values
  • PGM frameworks, models, best practices
  • PGM evaluation, measurement and learning
  • Content curated based on the interests and needs of the group
  • Cohort peer learning sessions
  • One on one time with coaches/facilitators

Eligibility Criteria

  • You or your organization is interested inimplementing participatory grantmaking practices.
  • You or your organization has less than 5 years ofexperience with participatory grantmaking.
  • You are interested in exploring PGM in line with our community values.

Want to join?

Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until July 31, 2024. We anticipate having 8-10 spaces available.

Fill out our interest form

We plan to ask for contributions to support us incovering the costs of running the program. This is a pilot program with a fee between £250-£500 for individuals and between £500-£1000 for organizations on a sliding scale.

The cohort will run between Q4 2024- Q1 2025


How can I join?

Please let us know you are interested by filling out our Expression of Interest Form. The PGM Community team will follow up with everyone who filled out the form to let them know about their application status.

How much is the program?

These are pilot cohorts and there may be changes in the future cohorts. For now StartWell will be at a sliding scale between £500- £1500 for organizations and £250-500 for individuals.

What is the selection Criteria for StartWell?

  • You or your organization is interested in implementing participatory grantmaking practices
  • You or your organization  has less than 5 years of experience with participatory grantmaking
  • You are interested in exploring PGM in line with our community values

Am I guaranteed a spot in these cohorts if I fill in the Expression of Interest?

The PGM Community consultants team will be working with the Accountability Circle to determine the participants of the cohorts depending on the number of applications, available slots, and to ensure equitable representation within the cohorts.

How long will the Cohort run for?

The StartWell will have 4 virtual sessions spread across a period between Q4 2024 and Q1 2025

Will these sessions be available in other than English?

The sessions will be in English since we have not received any accessibility requests. If you have any please write to us

Will the sessions cater to different time zones?

We have members from across the globe and we are trying for find the most suitable time zone for all.

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