In recent years our research and evaluation support has started to go beyond individual projects and programmes.
Increasingly we find ourselves being invited to take on the role of ‘learning partner’, to work alongside an organisation while it undertakes an especially challenging programme or initiates major change.
Research & learning partner to Big Local
Over five years (2011-2015) in our role as research and learning partner to Big Local, our work has included: helping with strategic thinking; supporting collaboration between programme stakeholders; helping assemble and make sense of data collected in the early years of operation; and building a narrative around Local Trust’s funding approach and Big Local’s focus on community assets.
read more about our work with Big Local
Learning partner to Commonweal Housing
Commonweal Housing uses social investment to develop innovative housing projects that address social injustices. In 2015 Commonweal and IVAR entered a three-year learning partnership that would work on realising Commonweal’s full potential as an action learning organisation.
We are now in the third and final year of the partnership and are turning our attention to implementing and embedding the learning and ideas that have emerged over the first two years.
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More about learning
01 September 2016
Building a culture & structure for learning
At Pears Foundation, we place a strong emphasis on learning: both on our own learning, and the learning of our partners. It sits at the heart of our funding model, to 'commit, learn and refine', as well as supporting and informing the long-term, core-funding relationships that make up the majority of our giving.
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