Project update: research and evaluation support to Foundation for Future London and the Connecting People and Places Fund

  • Chris Hayes

Foundation for Future London is an independent charity established in 2015 created to connect communities, the new East Bank and its globally renowned arts, innovation and cultural partners.

FFL’s Connecting People & Places Fund was set up to support local East London partners to deliver arts, education and employment programming and creative placemaking, part of the Foundations Programme co-funded by City of London.

We have been thrilled to work with FFL’s inspiring team and network to help FFL report on the impact of the Connecting People and Places Fund.

Research and evaluation activity to date has included:

  • Providing support and training in research and evaluation to build capacity amongst grantees
  • Providing 1:1 advice and support to a handful of grantees to support their evaluation and storytelling activity
  • Overseeing a participatory, community-led storytelling approach to exploring and documenting the collective impact of the fund and what can be learnt
  • Working closely with Fran Gkotsi who is co-ordinating wrap-around support, advice and mentoring for the grantees through the ‘Co-Lab’
  • Reviewing and analysing individual grantee evaluation submissions and triangulating impact and learning across the cohorts
  • Producing internal and external impact and learning reports for the funder and wider public to share learning and impact

The support is helping to build capacity amongst grantees in impactful, meaningful and cost-effective evaluation practices, while helping the Foundation to tell the story of its funded programmes in communities, understand its impact and make improvements to the support offered to grantees.

Find out more about the Connecting People and Places Fund here:
Read our evaluation impact summary here: