24 Aug 2018

Wales Council for Voluntary Action to join £600k UK-wide programme to improve third sector impact

Inspiring Impact logoWe are delighted to announce that £600k of National Lottery funding has been secured for the continuation of the UK-wide Inspiring Impact programme. This funding will enable WCVA to support third sector organisations in Wales to develop good impact practice and demonstrate the difference they make. 

The programme is a continuation and bringing together of the highly successful Inspiring Impact brand and the Impact Management Programme run by New Philanthropy Capital, NCVO, Charities Evaluation Services, Social Value UK, Evaluation Support Scotland, Community Evaluation Northern Ireland and WCVA.


WCVA will be using its knowledge and expertise to improve the impact of third sector organisations in Wales through the facilitation of peer networks, events, and learning opportunities. The support will be responsive and relevant to organisations trying to improve their work with limited resources.

The UK-wide programme will also offer flexible grants that charities and social enterprises can spend on understanding and improving their impact and a website that brings together the best free resources from across the sector.

Anna Nicholl, Director of Strategy and Sector Development at WCVA said,

'Third sector organisations in Wales tell us that demonstrating their impact is a key challenge, especially as the competition for funding grows. This project will enable WCVA to strengthen the sector through activities that support organisations to share learning, improve their impact practice and evidence the difference that they make. We are delighted to be a part of Inspiring Impact and look forward to working with the programme partners across the UK.'

If you're interested in Inspiring Impact and would like to join the WCVA peer network, get in touch with Mair Rigby mair.rigby@wcva.org.uk