Research and Evaluation


This group is chaired by Craig Tomlinson, BBC Children in Need, and examines questions like:

  1. How can we learn from our work, both in terms of grants that we make and activities that we carry out directly?
  2. Do we commission research well?
  3. How do we use the knowledge generated by our grant recipients?
  4. How can we use knowledge to influence?

A broad range of London Funders' network members take part, some with research and evaluation jobs while others are not specialists but have it as part of their role and are keen to use research and evaluation well and learn from the work they fund.  If you are not on the mailing list for this group please email Becky

Next meeting
18th September 2014, 10am - 12noon, to be held at London Funders

This meeting will have the following presentations:

  • Sportworks
    This meeting will feature a speaker from Sported who will outline their Sportworks tool, the first ever shared measurement system specifically designed for sport for development organisations that deliver projects, fund programmes and make policy decisions.
  • Greening the Economy
    We will also hear from Galbankian about their evaluation of the Greening the Economy programme, where they commissioned Andres Roberts, Smit and Kessel to develop a participative approach focused on working with the grants recipients to gauge the learning from the programme.

Please email Becky to reserve a space at this meeting


Recent meetings
Please click on the links below to find information about the meeting and speakers, presentation material and the full meeting reports

5th June 2014

27th February 2014

21st November 2013

17th September 2013

21st May 2013

21st February 2013

2012 meeting topics


A summary of previous meeting topics can also be found here