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.


Funders make better decisions about where to fund, which organisations to fund, and how to fund

With better knowledge of where need is greatest, which organisations are working in the field and the kinds of funding they require, funders are able to make more strategic funding decisions. With better knowledge of effective funder practices, funders can improve the quality of their support for civil society organisations.

These are precursors to building a resilient and effective civil society that can meet the needs of Londoners.