Our team

Inspiring Impact is a coalition of six organisations from across the UK. Meet the people making it happen

The programme team

You may find you face many of the same challenges as people who work and volunteer for charities and social enterprises across the UK. But you also operate in a different context depending on where you are based.

Our team includes measurement and evaluation experts from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, so you can be sure that, wherever you are, we understand and address the challenges and opportunities affecting your organisation.

Alex Farrow

Inspiring Impact content

Brenda Kent

Community Evaluation Northern Ireland
Inspiring Impact Northern Ireland

Catherine Manning

Social Value UK
Inspiring Impact England, Peer network coordinator

Kathryn Dingle

New Philanthropy Capital
Impact Champions, Case studies

Leanne Bennett

New Philanthropy Capital

Louise Bowen

Evaluation Support Scotland
Inspiring Impact Scotland

Mair Rigby

Wales Council for Voluntary Action
Inspiring Impact Wales

Rachel Tait

New Philanthropy Capital
Programme management, Inspiring Impact website

Radmila Evanics

Inspiring Impact content, Impact Champions

Our partner organisations

Community Evaluation Northern Ireland (CENI) provides evaluation support services to the voluntary and community sector and its funders in Northern Ireland. CENI leads Inspiring Impact’s work in Northern Ireland, translating the programme to that context and delivering Northern Ireland-specific support.

Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with voluntary organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact and improve their services. ESS leads Inspiring Impact’s work in Scotland, translating the programme to a Scottish context and delivering Scotland-specific support.

NCVO is a leading provider of support and advice on quality and evaluation systems for the voluntary sector and the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. It works with NPC to develop website content and support the impact champions.

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is an independent think tank and consultancy dedicated to helping charities and funders achieve a greater impact. NPC oversees the programme management, website content, and impact champions.

Social Value UK (SVUK) is the national network for social impact and social value. SVUK is a member of the global network Social Value International. SVUK leads Inspiring Impact’s networks in England and oversees all of the network activity in the four nations.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supports and represents voluntary organisations in Wales. WCVA leads Inspiring Impact’s work in Wales, translating the programme to a Welsh context and delivering Wales-specific support.

Previous partners

The following organisations are previous partners of Inspiring Impact and/or the Impact Management Programme. We would like to thank these organisations for their kind support.

The steering group

Inspiring Impact is governed by a steering group made up of key stakeholders and the current programme funders. The steering group meets quarterly and is responsible for strategy refinement, tracking progress against KPIs and budget, challenging relevance, and assisting with planning. A huge thank you to:

  • Anne Lythgoe, Salford City Council
  • Neil Berry, Access – The Foundation for Social Investment
  • Rob Macmillan, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Sally Higham, Groop
  • Tamsin Shuker, National Lottery Community Fund
  • Tim Crabbe, Substance

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