Welcome to the Institute for Voluntary Action Research – IVAR. We are an independent charity that works closely with people and organisations striving for social change. From the very small that directly support the most vulnerable in their local communities, to those that work nationally – across the voluntary, public and funding sectors.
We use research to develop practical responses to the challenges faced and create opportunities for people to learn from our findings. This site is home to our bank of research and resources, providing insights that can help organisations adapt to change and make informed and confident decisions.
If you have an ongoing relationship with a group, [trustees] find it easier to give them unrestricted grants.
If more than one charity is serving BAME populations, it doesn’t mean they are duplicating.
29 July 2021
Communities need flexible funders to influence the public sector
Perfectly placed to step up and argue for greater consistency and flexibility from public funding, we share why independent grantmakers should speak out:
27 July 2021
‘Perfection was never achievable’ – Two Charity CEOs on leading in uncertainty
We’ve heard from 23 leaders during our recent peer support sessions. Here, two of those leaders share reflections about what it is like to lead through this period of prolonged upheaval.
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