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Spirit of Learning

About the Programme

Research and learning is at the heart of our approach to making the most of the money we invest and the partnerships we make. We are committed to ensuring that we work with all our grant holders to really understand the outcomes and impact that the projects are having for the people they work with and for.

We have developed a Theory of Change, in consultation with more than 30 of our stakeholders that underpins the development of our grant making programmes. All our funded projects are asked to measure the change in people’s wellbeing and attitudes to disability. Projects all measure a small number of outcomes from Spirit’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. In November 2014 we engaged with inFocus Enterprises, leading a consortium of regional researchers, in a 3-year partnership to independently evaluate our work. We will make the findings available on these pages in due course.

Projects

  • Our Theory of Change

    Theory of change is an ongoing process of reflection to explore change and how it happens. 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Evaluation Workshop participants taking part in a workshop. Sat and stood around tables.

    Evaluation Workshop

    On 16th December, we held our first Evaluation Workshop with all our grantees.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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