Live projects

Learn more about how we’re working with charities, foundations and public agencies to strengthen communities.

Leading in uncertainty

90 minute drop-in peer support sessions for up to 10 charity leaders at a time.

Open and trusting grant-making

A community of over 100 funders committed to making life easier for those they fund.

Connecting health communities

Facilitated support for cross-sector partnerships addressing health inequalities.

The Evaluation Roundtable

A space for foundation leaders and learning staff to refine and deepen their thinking and practice. 

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Local Trust community grants research

Exploring the value of community grants to Big Local areas, and what makes them successful. 

Learning partner to Pears #iwill Fund

The Pears #iwill Fund supports the growth of inclusive, high quality social action opportunities through NHS Trusts and their respective charities. We are working with them to identify and facilitate learning.

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Connecting for change

A three-year evaluation to generate developmental learning about Help On Your Doorstep’s Connecting for Change model, which provides a person-centered approach that goes beyond crisis support.

Tudor learning support

Working with staff and Trustees at the Tudor Trust to embed a learning culture.

Community Leadership Academy

We are a learning and evaluation partner to Local Trust, working with Just Ideas Ltd to draw out learning about community leadership at an individual and local level in Big Local areas.

Tech for Good: Build Programme

IVAR is working with CAST, Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation to support learning throughout the Tech for Good Build programme. Alongside our evaluation, we are providing strategic support and help with embedding learning from Build more widely.

Milton Keynes Voluntary Sector Alliance

We are supporting the establishment of an Alliance to ensure the voluntary sector is an equal partner in setting strategic priorities and plans for the delivery of health and wellbeing services in Milton Keynes.

Probation reform programme

We are working with Clinks, Sheffield Hallam and the University of Wolverhampton to understand the experience and role of the voluntary sector in the recent changes to the probation reform programme.

Review of Walcot Foundation’s grant-making process

We are supporting the Walcot Foundation to learn more about grantees’ experiences of its grant-making process, such as: application process; grant payment/grant communications; and reporting requirements.

With thanks to James O. Jenkins/Help on Your Doorstep for the photo used at the top of this page.

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