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The Code of Good Impact Practice

The Code of Good Impact Practice provides broad, agreed guidelines for focusing on impact. It sets out a cycle of impact practice and a series of high level principles to follow. Each principle includes a brief description of how your impact practice would look if you were applying the principle, an explanation of why it is important and some ideas about how to implement it. We are delighted to announce that the Code has also now been translated for our Welsh speaking colleagues. Read more and download the report >

Funders’ principles and drivers of good impact practice

Funders have a critical role to play in shaping behaviour around impact practice. Their approach and support strongly influences practice among their grantees and investees. This framework is designed to encourage good impact practice and to offer practical and useful guidance for funders, and to help funders promote good impact practice amongst the organisations and people they support. Read more and download the report >

The Journey to Employment

Tackling youth unemployment is a priority. Nearly 1.4 million young people are not in employment, full-time education or training—almost 1 in 5 of all young people in the UK. This report helps organisations that work with young people understand and measure the impact they have on the journey to employment. Read more and download the report > 


Inspiring Impact in Wales

We are delighted to see the Code of Good Impact Practice translated for our Welsh speaking colleagues and hope they will also benefit from its clear guidelines as they seek to improve the way they think about and understand the impact of their workRead more >

All in proportion: reflections on impact

The Community Foundation in Wales has recently completed an evaluation of a strategic, ten-year community-led grant investment programme run by one of our clients, the Fair Share Trust.  Motivated by the trust’s collaborative and creative approach, we decided to use a range of tools including storytelling, monitoring and analysis, and assessing the distance travelled with local stakeholders. Read more >

Building Change Trust announces Inspiring Impact partnership with CENI

Inspiring Impact ended the year with a bang, confirming that the Building Change Trust will partner with CENI to implement the Inspiring Impact Programme in Northern Ireland. The Trust has committed £500,000 to an initial two-year programme of work, which will support the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors to better track their impact. Read more >

The journey to sharing 

The Journey to EmploymenT (JET) framework outlines the shared outcomes that the sector is working towards—things like social and emotional skills, attitudes and  practical skills—which are all important for young people to do well in the world of work. The framework has been well received and a variety of organisations are now using it which is fantastic. However, we are still on a journey when it comes to the entire sector using it to consistently measure impact  and build the evidence base. Read more >

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