Insights from our funding

Introduction

In 2015, as part of a five-year strategy, we set out to focus as much on learning from our funding as we do on allocating it.

This approach is not about measuring the impact of our funding, but using evidence to learn from our own successes and failures, and to use that learning to make changes.

We have built an approach to learning that is practical, proportionate, and - above all - useful.

Investments by Sector
Investments by Sector

Insights from 10 years of social investment

Our latest Insight Report is available to share learning and case studies with Fair for You, Prison Advice and Care Trust, Bristol Braille, and HCT Group.

We've invested £40m across the public, private, and social sectors and 45% of funds drawn have been recycled. Social Investment has helped create hundreds of new habitats for the Great Crested Newt, fund new theatre productions, and house 1,339 people at risk of homelessness.

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Impact report 2 tile
Impact report 2 tile

Read our Environment and Food Insight Report

In this Insight Report, we are digging deeper and looking into specific sectors: Environment and Food. It is based on data from a total of 69 grants to food (29 grants) and environment organisations (42 grants).

In 2016-2017, we gave £5.7m in environment grants and £3.5m in food. We also made £4.5m worth of social investments in environment and food.

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