Skip to content

Building Capabilities Evaluation and Learning Contract: Formative Scoping Study

About this project

Explore the people, research centres and partner organisations behind this project.

Get in touch

Contact CRESR to discuss partnerships, doctoral research and more

Contact CRESR

Building Capabilities Evaluation and Learning Contract: Formative Scoping Study

Project Director: Rob Macmillan / Peter Wells
Project Duration: 2014

The Building Capabilities for Impact and Legacy (BC) initiative is a significant and innovative step-change in the way in which support for front line voluntary organisations (FLOs) is organised. It suggests the move away from a supply-side focus which tends to privilege the work of existing voluntary sector infrastructure organisations, towards a ‘demand-led’ emphasis which brings the priorities of front line organisations to the fore. The underlying principle is that providing greater choice and control for FLOs over access to support will lead to more effective interventions to develop their skills and confidence and, ultimately, to improved outcomes for beneficiaries.

This study was designed to support the Big Lottery Fund in developing the Building Capabilities agenda. It included an evidence review, expert consultation and a survey of organisations providing capability building support.  The study was being delivered in partnership with the TSRC at the University of Birmingham.

Project reports


About this project

Explore the people, research centres and partner organisations behind this project.

Get in touch

Contact CRESR to discuss partnerships, doctoral research and more

Contact CRESR

Research team

Chris Dayson 208858

Chris Dayson

Associate Professor

Chris Dayson's profile
profile picture

Will Eadson

Professor of Urban and Regional Studies

Will Eadson's profile
Rob Macmillan

Rob Macmillan

Principal Research Fellow

Rob Macmillan's profile
profile picture

Elizabeth Sanderson

Senior Research Fellow

Elizabeth Sanderson's profile
Peter Wells 28583

Peter Wells

Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Peter Wells's profile

Share this page