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Working in partnership can make a huge impact on the difference an organisation can make, whether it is partnering with other community organisations or with businesses.  Many funders are now favouring community groups working together to tackle common issues rather than working independently.

What corporate sponsors look for in a charity partnership was an article in The Guardian in 2015 but what it says is still valid today. There are a number of other articles on this same subject
The Charity Commission has guidance on How to identify partners to work with, draw up agreements and fundraise for other charities.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council has produced a good practice guide to Partnership Working in the Arts and Humanities
The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) looks at partnerships with businesses in relation to benefits for corporate fundraising.
The National Lottery has a Partnerships programme, which offers a larger amount of funding (over £10,000) for organisations that work together with a shared set of goals to help their community thrive – whether that’s a community living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences. Included on their webpage is a Partnerships Agreement Template which can be downloaded.

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