Podcast Series

CCE podcast series produced in partnership with Good Charity Bad Charity.

These conversational podcasts, produced in partnership with Good Charity Bad Charity are designed to engage and stimulate thinking about current issues and challenges in the charity and nonprofit sector. In each episode, three presenters chat with a charity leader about their world, their passions, and their top tips for improvement.

CCE Director Alex Skailes has joined the podcast team to explore the key topics facing the charity sector. You can listen to her contributions in the episodes below.

Supported by the City Bridge Trust, the funding arm of the City of London Corporation’s charity Bridge House Trust Estates (registered charity number 1035628).

Recent podcasts

Listen now: These last months have shown that schools and teachers are on the frontlines – Catherine Roche, Chief Executive, Place2Be

Catherine Roche discusses the impact of the pandemic on children’s mental health; the benefits of having HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as the charity’s patron; and the charity’s plan, in partnership with Young Voices, to smash the Guinness World Record for “largest simultaneous sing” by leading thousands of children in a rendition of Bill Withers’s “Lovely Day” for Children’s Mental Health Week in February 2021. This episode was recorded in December 2020.

Listen now: Covid has exacerbated and thrown light on inequalities - Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust

The GCBC team are joined by Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, which works to improve quality of life in the UK by reducing all kinds of inequality. Wanda discusses The Equality Trust's current campaigns and how the events of this summer have focused people's attention on structural inequality. This episode was recorded in November 2020.

Past episodes

Listen now: We have 300 Muslim response groups across the country just for Covid – Fadi Itani, CEO, Muslim Charities Forum

Fadi Itani, Chief Executive of the Muslim Charites Forum, discusses the response of Muslim communities to the pandemic; the importance of charity within Islam and the role of faith charities in the UK today. This episode was recorded in November 2020.

Listen now: We’ve achieved more by working across traditional boundaries in the past 5 months, than in the previous 5 years combined – Mike Wilson, Executive Director, Pembroke House

Founded in 1885 by Pembroke House is a “settlement” in the neighbourhood of Walworth, South London, which aims to “bridge traditional divides and unite people” in the local community. Mike discusses what it means to be a “settlement” in the 21st century; how his organisation transformed itself into a “food hub” during the pandemic, and why he hopes Pembroke House won’t need to operate in this way for long. This episode was recorded in October 2020.

Listen to the entire series

The entire podcast series with guests from the charity sector is available to stream is available on all good podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify, iHeart, RadioPublic, and RSS) and from the Good Charity, Bad Charity website. Listen to the podcast series so far


Listen now: We’re Seeing Reverse Darwinism; organisations which were the strongest a year ago are now the most challenged – Paul Streets, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Paul Streets, Chief Executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation and visiting professor at Cass Business School discusses how his organisation is responding to the challenges of Covid-19 and whether the crisis could lead to a new economic settlement.