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The role of learning, data and insight has been changing for foundations, funders and social investors. Where we’d previously typically see the need for a demonstration of outcomes and impact data or rigorous due diligence reporting prior to money flowing, we’re instead seeing an emergency response where funders are doing what they can to support […]
Last month we set out the principles to which Access would be working in shaping our response to the crisis. These included listening first to the experiences and changing needs of our partners. They also included seeking to continue to fill gaps in the social investment ecosystem where they exist, which has been our role […]
I wrote last week about how we were approaching our response to the crisis and outlined a set of principles which are underpinning our approach. Across our programmes we continue to be led by the needs of our partners and we seek to respond to how the crisis is impacting on their work. As a […]
We know that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis is being felt in every corner of the charity and social enterprise sector. From organisations who are working directly with vulnerable individuals in their communities who are either already unwell or at risk, and having to do so while transforming their working practices; to those who […]
This blog post has been written by the Ti Group, Access’s learning partner. It is based on interviews with 12 witnesses who were or are directly involved in the process as well as a review of all of the internal documentation as well as what is public. Where an opinion is expressed, this is the […]
Keen followers of our dashboard will have noticed that the last one we published covering July-September 2019 had a new chart. This graph shows how much Growth Fund money has gone into places of differing degrees of deprivation. It is worthy of a more in-depth look. We have used the index of multiple deprivation (IMD) […]