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DCMS appoints NPC to lead evaluation and learning for Building Connections Fund

on 2 January 2019

We're pleased to announce we'll be leading a consortium of evaluation and learning providers for the Building Connections Fund—an £11.5m investment to tackle loneliness, funded by the UK Government, the Big Lottery Fund and the Co-op Foundation.

Looking back on 2018

on 19 December 2018 , 4 minute read

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on the last 12 months. This year has featured some big challenges. Find out how we responded to some of the complex issues of 2018.

What’s going on with funders and the criminal justice system?

on 18 December 2018 , 4.5 minute read

Criminal justice charities rely heavily on financial support from trusts, foundations and philanthropists. But we've found that independent funders are increasingly frustrated with the criminal justice system. Grace Wyld takes a closer look at the main challenges at hand, told in funders' own words.

Let’s hear it for a bit of (positive) disruption

on 13 December 2018

What is the value of disruption to the charity sector? And are new innovative charities too often dismissed as duplicating the work of other more established ones?

What works in arts and culture outreach? 

on 10 December 2018

NPC is working on an in-depth review for the Mohn Westlake Foundation to find out how arts outreach can boost diversity and inclusion with the aim of establishing a base for effectiveness and creating a useful resource for all those working in this space.   

Our pledge on place and the future of the social sector

on 7 December 2018

Our commitment, signed by charities, funders and infrastructure bodies to work in a way that emphasises place as a positive way to achieve the changes we are all working towards.

Moving mental health beyond hashtags

By Jennifer Richards
on 5 December 2018

High profile campaigns have raised awareness of a range of mental health problems and the broad need to do something to help people who experience them. But is this enough and how do we move past awareness to make sure the support is available for people who need it?

Treating homelessness as a systemic problem

on 29 November 2018

NPC Senior Consultant Rachel Tait gives an overview of the findings of our recent report on the systems level causes-of and solutions-to the problem of homelessness.

NPC welcomes new Minister for Sport and Civil Society, Mims Davies

on 28 November 2018

On the 5th of November 2018 Mims Davies was made Minister for Sport and Civil Society. Here NPC CEO Dan Corry welcomes her to the role and suggests some priorities to make her time in the role a success.

What impact data should trustees be using in decision making?

on 23 November 2018

Data can be confusing for trustees. Here Nicola Pritchard, NPC Consultant, shares insights from sector leaders who spoke at a recent NPC seminar on the subject.

Measuring the multiplicity of impact

on 16 November 2018

NPC Senior Consultant Anoushka Kenley considers what economic analysis has to offer those thing about how to measure impact.

Exciting to witness how grantmakers are showing leadership

By Fran Perrin
on 9 November 2018

Fran Perrin, Founder of the Indigo Trust and Chair of 360Giving, shares her delight at the shift in the grant-making community towards embracing data and digital and asks what can be done to enable the trend.

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