OUR APPROACH

To identify partnerships for potential, we begin with an evidence-informed understanding of cycles of disadvantage and opportunities to break them.

We are guided by our three targeted ‘off-ramps’ and a strategy to grow capability.

We approach potential partners and work with them to shape the design of initiatives using our four investment filters to test the prospects for long-term change.

We then invest in our partners’ projects and provide intensive support because their success is also ours.

This targeted approach encourages long-term partnerships, regularly tested by independent evaluation, but means we are unable to accept unsolicited proposals.

1. Significant Impact

A successful outcome will make a significant and systemic contribution to counter disadvantage. 

2. distinctive and effective role

We can play a role that others are unable, unwilling or unlikely to play with realistic odds of achieving change that lasts.

3. MEASURABLE OUTCOMES

There is a practical and meaningful way to track progress and success.

4. COLLABORATION POTENTIAL

We can partner with people, communities or organisations in the relevant field that share our values, beliefs and ambition.