Events & Training

Beyond Bars: NPC’s criminal justice programme

On 17 June 2019, 5:45 pm7:30 pm
at Throgmorton Ave

At this invite only event, we will launch our new criminal justice report and present recommendations to funders, so that they can equip the sector with the resources and tools that it needs.  


Strength in numbers: Co-development of the Youth Investment Fund’s shared evaluation framework

By Karen Scalon & Kevin Franks
on 2 May 2019

NPC and CYI are launching the evaluation framework of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) learning project. It provides the structure for the largest shared evaluation of open access youth provision in the UK to date and was co designed with over 90 YIF grantees.


Youth Investment Fund: Learning and insight paper one

on 30 April 2019

This paper describes the shared evaluation framework that has been developed across the 90 YIF-funded organisations. It is aimed at anyone working within, supporting or providing funding and resources for informal and non-formal learning provision for young people in the UK.


Deciding where to draw the line: Defining arts and culture

on 6 March 2019

What is art? It might seem academic but for charities trying to engage young people in culture, defining arts and culture matters.

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Help us make theory of change even more useful

on 12 February 2019

Over the next few months, with the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we are going to be rewriting and redesigning our guidance on theory of change and we want your help.


How charities are influencing change in prisons: What we’ve found so far

on 5 February 2019

In the face of massive budget cuts, turnover in political leadership, and a rising prison population, is there anything charities can do to improve the situation in prisons? Sally Bagwell, Deputy Head of Charities, outlines the findings of new research.

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What can 360Giving data tell us about homelessness funding?

on 4 January 2019 , 8 minute read

Homelessness is a modern crisis. At NPC, we're interested in how philanthropy can help tackle it. We delved into 360Giving data to see which private trusts and foundations fund homelessness interventions, which organisations they’re funding, and what that funding looks like. Here's what we found.


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.


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.   


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.


Charities in prisons: Relationships, incentives, and access

on 7 November 2018

Researcher Theo Clay shares some early work from Criminal Justice Project. We have been speaking to around 30 charities to hear about their challenges, but also to shine a light on examples of prisons and charities working well together.


Potential difficulties registering EU migrants

on 11 September 2018

With the UK planning to leave the EU in March 2019, the Transition Advice Fund has commissioned a study of EU migrants across the UK to uncover attitudes towards Brexit and the capability of different people to navigate the application process for settled status. Project lead Ruth Gripper explains