The challenge

NPC has worked several times with Imara—a Nottingham-based Community Interest Company (CIC) that offers early intervention support to children, teenagers and families after a disclosure of child abuse. Most recently we supported them as part of the Impact Readiness Fund programme, developing a framework to help Imara better evidence its impact to public sector commissioners and other funders.

The approach

We  helped them  refine their theory of change, and conducted primary research into the commissioning environment around child abuse services in Nottinghamshire.

The result

Imara reports notable impact as a result of this work, including immediate success with a large grant-maker that previously turn them down for funding, as well as new partnerships both locally and nationally.

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NPC are very open and engaging to work with, they quickly understood the particular strengths and weaknesses of the service and helped us to build on these. Great communicators and helped us to feel well resourced.

Cath Wakeman OBE

Executive Director, Imara