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Grants to help measure your impact

Grants are now available to support your community organisation in developing an impact measurement programme, from start to finish.

Successfully demonstrating your impact can help you grow your reach and secure new funding and supporters.

The Impact Management Programme has £1.8m available through the Pilot Growth Fund for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to design, develop, test and implement an impact management system. Working with Locality (one of the approved providers), the grant provides the provider’s time and can pay for additional staff or necessary software or hardware. The project can run for up to 12 months to ensure the plan is embedded.

Pathway strand

The Pathway strand is for charities, social enterprises and community businesses that are new to impact management.

It will build on existing resources to develop an easy to use ‘self-service pathway’, which charities and social enterprises can use to make a start on their impact management strategy.

The first stage is a series of interactive co-design workshops to better understand the needs of groups and get feedback on the resources and support they are developing. If organisations you are at the beginning of thinking about how to measure your impact and are interested in finding out more, you can apply to attend one of the following events:

  • South West co-design session: 25 July, Plymouth
  • Yorkshire & Humber co-design session: 2 August, York
  • East co-design session: 21 September, Ipswich
  • North East co-design session: 29 September, Newcastle

Apply to attend one of these events here.

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Growth strand

Workshop dates for the Impact Management Fund (Growth Strand) are now live –

Are you from an organisation that already collects impact data and has a theory of change? You can apply for funding and support from The Impact for Growth strand. It includes training, grant funding and support to help organisations develop impact management systems required to meet the needs of investors or commissioners.


  • You can apply for up to £50,000, which will need to be spent over 12 months
  • You need to apply with an approved provider (Locality is one of these)
  • You need to attend an Impact Management Workshop before you can apply: these will take place between September and November 2017. You can find workshop dates here.
  • Deadline for grant submissions is likely to be January 2018.

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Talk to us

If you’re interested in applying, contact Phil Tulba  or Elly Townsend  who are managing the programme for Locality.

Impact Management Programme