Grant funding is now available to help charities working in England improve their social impact. Charities and social enterprises can apply for a grant to cover Keystone’s expertise, allowing us to work together at no cost to the organization.
Keystone Accountability, along with other organizations working on social impact, has been selected as an approved provider in the Impact Management Program.
This program aims to support charities and social enterprises to increase social impact and diversify their income. As part of this, it seeks to build their capacity to analyze and respond to data and use it to improve services. The program offers grant funding (usually around £50,000) to help organizations develop systems that increase their ability to serve the people they seek to help.
There are plenty of ways Keystone can help improve social impact:
- Work with Keystone Accountability to set up feedback loops across your organization ensuring you are listening and responding to primary constituents and service users.
- Task Keystone with finding out what your partners really think of you through an independent assessment and discover how to improve these relationships to increase your social impact.
- Get Keystone to run training sessions for your frontline staff on how to solicit systematic, useful, relevant feedback from your service users and use this to improve your performance.
- In every case we would work with you to tailor our approach ensuring that we are meeting your organization’s needs.
The first step in the process is to check whether your organization meets the eligibility criteria. The next is for two people to attend a free one-day training session, a series of which are being held around the country from September to November. For more details see here. Attending this training is a prerequisite for applying for a grant and space will be limited so register your interest early.
If you are interested discussing how you might work Keystone under this scheme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to support you with the process.
The application window for grants is from 28 September 2017 and 29 January 2018.