Research and learning is at the heart of our approach to making the most of the money we invest and the partnerships we make.
We are committed to working closely with all our grant holders to really understand the outcomes and impact that projects have for the people they work with and for. We ask grantees to work with Spirit’s external evaluators so we can understand the impact of our funding.
From 2014 – 2017, InFocus enterprises acted as Spirit’s independent evaluator. You can see their summative evaluation, and our response to it, by clicking on Understanding Our Impact, below.
You can also read our Theory of Change, which sets out the ways we plan, participate and evaluate so that our funding creates long-term, lasting change, by clicking below.
Between 2019 – 2022, our independent evaluator is Renaisi. In January 2020, they reviewed the wellbeing data collected by our projects to get one measure of their collected impact. We are very proud that, overall, participants and volunteers across all the projects we fund report better wellbeing.
Here are our stand-out stats: