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Impact Management Programme


We are delighted to announce that Inspiring Impact has been awarded £600,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund to continue the Impact Management Programme. With our partners at New Philanthropy Capital, Evaluation Support Scotland, NCVO Charities Evaluation Service, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and Community Evaluation Northern Ireland we can now continue to provide free support to charities and social enterprises.

Aimed at charities who want to start to understand and improve their impact, the programme offers:

  • Flexible grants that charities & social enterprises can spend on understanding and improving their impact. The existing programmes have previously awarded nearly £2m of grants across the UK.
  • A website that brings together the best free resources from across the sector, including the Data Diagnostic, a 5-minute questionnaire that provides tailored recommendations about what data to collect. Over 100,000 people have used the website already.
  • Networks that bring people together to share what works and learn from each other. The voluntary sector looks different in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales so local partners will adapt their activities to local demand.

“Thanks to National Lottery funding, a number of charities and community organisations will be better equipped to measure the impact of their work. This will not only improve practise but also support organisations to explore how they grow and develop their services.”


Joe Ferns, UK Funding Director at the Big Lottery Fund

Read the full press release from the Big Lottery Fund here.

The Impact Management Programme was created 2 years ago to build the capacity of charities and social enterprises in England to analyse and respond to the data they collect. This helps them make the biggest possible difference with the people they exist to serve.

Rachel Tait from New Philanthropy Capital has written a great blog about the important work done by the Impact Management Programme so far and why it is so important to charities and social enterprises. Read it here.


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