Theory of Change

Our goal is to improve lives in London’s communities. We do this by helping to create the conditions in which London’s funders can thrive.

Our theory of change shows outcomes – from our work with funders and investors across the public, independent, social and corporate sectors, and from their work supporting civil society. Outcomes build on one another as we move towards change in Londoners’ lives. Therefore, this is also a theory of change for London’s civil society as a whole.


Collaboration is used strategically to identify and respond to priority issues

Our aspiration is that collaboration can also be used strategically to identify and respond to priority issues.

As collaboration becomes part of the culture of organisations and is used more effectively, it is also drawn upon as a means to focus on priority issues. It requires that funders are prepared to collaborate across sector boundaries and with their grantees.

We believe this outcome is part of a ‘collaboration cycle’, enabling other outcomes such as the more effective use of funders’ voice in delivering change.