Our partners/sponsors will help to ensure that #SMEX17 will be the best yet.

Supported by

  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation

    Bursary Partner

    Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.

    Their mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. They have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.

    The Paul Hamlyn Foundation have sponsored bursary places for some of their grant recipients. | @phf_uk


  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    Bursary Partner


    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. JRF want to see a prosperous UK where everyone can play their part.

    They work in partnership with individuals, communities and a range of organisations to achieve their goals. They use evidence and experience, and search for the underlying causes of social issues so that they can demonstrate practical solutions that bring about lasting change.

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have sponsored bursary places for charities with a direct remit to tackle UK Poverty and people with first hand experience of poverty in order to build confidence around storytelling

  • Lankelly Chase

    Bursary Partner

    Lankelly Chase is an independent charitable foundation and their vision is of a society where people facing multiple disadvantages are able to lead rewarding lives, with healthy networks of support.

    Their aim is to create and contribute to a system that can adapt and is effective in responding to the interlocking nature of multiple disadvantages, such as homelessness, drug misuse, violence and abuse and mental ill health. They do this by building relationships across the system so that the learning from their work can ripple out.

    Lankelly Chase have funded bursary places for their grant recipients. @LankellyChase

  • The Legal Education Foundation

    Bursary Partner

    The Legal Education Foundation was originally a law tutorial firm and subsequently merged with The Law Society School of Law to become a charity, The College of Law. Its Object is, “To promote the advancement of legal education and the study of law in all its branches”. It opened Centres throughout England to meet the demand for its courses and also created a number of distance learning courses.

    The Foundation makes grants to a wide variety of mostly charitable organisations working in different social, professional and academic settings and by commissioning research. They have funded spaces for their nine Justice First Fellows. | @The_LEF

  • Charity Bank

    Bursary Partner

    As an ethical bank, Charity Bank uses its savers’ money to make loans for good. They only lend to charities, social enterprises and other organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.

    They’re entirely owned by charitable foundations, trusts and social purpose organisations and they do not operate a staff bonus scheme, so when they say they’re an ethical bank, they mean it.

    With them your savings become part of a social mission: they might be used to build affordable homes, launch renewable energy projects or support disadvantaged young people.

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We will attract 150 delegates from charities, including staff in PR, Communications, Fundraising, even CEO and commentators interested in the sector. This is a real chance to reach your target audience. To find out how becoming a supporter could benefit your organisation, please get in touch.

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