Our research

Our mission is to strengthen the UK voluntary sector through action research. We work with charities, foundations and public agencies.

Current work

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.

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The Funding Experience Survey

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100 funders are listening: How can we reduce the wasted time, effort and stress of fundraising and funding relationships? We’re asking charities to spend 15 minutes answering The Funding Experience Survey, to influence how £800m of UK grants are made and managed.

Complete the survey and use our comms pack to share with your colleagues and networks. We want to hear from at least 1,000 grant applicants about what matters most to them, so that we can work with funders to change their practices and behaviours. 

Recently published:

The holy grail of funding

Why and how foundations give unrestricted funding

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Towards more transparent application and assessment processes

Practical ideas for open and trusting grantmakers

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Response to change

How small voluntary organisations are using tech

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