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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.