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The ACF leaders forum 2024 will take place on 18 September at County Hall in London. 

Join fellow senior leaders and decision makers to explore how trusts and foundations can 
rise to the challenge of the climate and nature emergency.  

Whatever your foundation’s charitable mission and field of expertise, there is a part to play in addressing the causes of climate change and supporting adaptation to its effects.  


Programme overview




Registration opens


Welcome breakfast hosted by ACF Official Partner Ruffer


Keynote address and Q&A (plenary session)             


Morning choices


Changemaker panel and Q&A (plenary discussion)


Standing lunch


Afternoon choices


Members in conversation with ACF (plenary session)


Networking drinks hosted by ACF Official Partner CCLA  

View the full programme

What to expect
In light of the latest climate science, our leaders forum 2024 will focus on how trusts and foundations can rise to the challenge of the climate and nature emergency

The forum offers a unique opportunity for connection that many of our members don’t get elsewhere. Senior leaders and decision makers can expect to:  

  • Be part of something bigger as we come together to address sector-specific challenges of the climate and nature emergency
  • Make connections with opportunities for both informal discussions and structured networking with peers
  • Find solutions with sessions designed specifically to address the challenges facing foundation senior leaders 
  • Be inspired by a diverse range of voices and experiences and build your confidence in addressing the climate crisis 
  • Feel welcome with a programme that features varied session types, quiet spaces and plenty of time for group or individual reflection, making it a supportive and welcoming space for all senior leaders. 

Get involved
Share your learning with other funders in the ACF leaders forum learning gallery.

The learning gallery is a digital exhibition space for ACF members to share knowledge, ideas and learning.  It is the key opportunity at the ACF leaders forum to raise the profile of projects and organisations, and is open to all staff and trustees working at ACF members. 

We have a thriving membership community of more than 450 organisations across the UK who together cover the full range of foundations, from small to large and operating in many different fields of grant-making, including social change, the environment, research, heritage, education and the arts, across the UK and overseas.  

We have much to learn from each other! Find out more here.

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ACF leaders forum 2024 is supported by our Official Partners