Understanding what works and what doesn’t is central to our approach as a funder. We aim to share insights from both projects we fund and our research to influence policy and support other funders, event organisers and practitioners.


We commission and fund research to help build the evidence base, learning what works in improving wellbeing and social cohesion and how to capture and share it for the future.

In addition to project evaluations, we distil, publish and share learning and insights from the projects that we fund.


We take outcomes measurement seriously so that we, our funded projects, and others can learn about what works and what doesn’t.  We support grant holders to build on their evaluation and learning practices, whatever their starting point


In collaboration with our partners and grant holders, we develop practical resources to share with practitioners, based on what works. These are designed to help you plan, deliver and evaluate events and activities, and reach and retain your target audiences.