Developing the Sector

Research and publications that examine how to build the capacity of small and local charities to maximise their impact.

Start Somewhere

Start Somewhere

June 2019

How can we realise the potential of digital for small and medium-sized charities? We co-funded research to explore how to make technology imaginable and usable for small voluntary organisations.

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Five Years of Funder Plus

Five Years of Funder Plus

March 2019

We’ve commissioned independent evaluations to identify what works and where we can improve our developmental support for our charities, and now we’re sharing five key findings with you.

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The Impact of Enhance

The Impact of Enhance

December 2018

This report reviews the impact of the support we’ve provided to charities through our Enhance programme which provides a range of non-financial, tailored support to help charities we fund thrive.

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GROW evaluation

The Social Process of Supporting Small Charities

November 2018

This report evaluates our GROW pilot programme, which sought to improve the capability and capacity of small charities with incomes below £75,000.

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Social Power

Social Power

June 2018

Social Power explores the existing evidence on pursuing change in civil society today.

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More Than Grants

More than Grants

December 2017

We produced a series of publications in collaboration with the New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) asking whether charitable foundations in the UK are doing enough—and are doing the right things—to support the voluntary and community sector.

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Facing Forward

Facing Forward

March 2017

This report analyses 10 upcoming political, economic, social and technological changes which will affect small and medium-sized charities and makes recommendations for planning ahead.

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