Funding for voluntary sector infrastructure: a case study analysis

MORGAN, Gareth G and TAYLOR, Marilyn (2005). Funding for voluntary sector infrastructure: a case study analysis. ISTR Working Papers, IV, 1-11.

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This paper outlines the policy context for grant-making to voluntary sector infrastructure organisations, and describes a qualitative research programme undertaken in the UK in which a detailed study of 20 such grants were investigated from multiple perspectives in terms of their perceived impact after the projects had finished. The grants were selected on tightly determined stratification criteria, from a large pool of grants for voluntary sector infrastructure work made by the Community Fund (one of the distributors of funds to “good causes” from the UK National Lottery). Particular emphasis was placed in the study on assessing the impact on other voluntary and community organisations likely to benefit from the support given to infrastructure organisations. The paper concludes that in general terms, grant-making for voluntary sector infrastructure is an effective way of supporting the voluntary and community sector more generally, although there are important lessons both for funders and for grant-recipients to improve the effectiveness of grant-making in this field.

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Additional Information: This paper was presented at the ISTR Confernce July 2004 in Toronto and was accepted for the ISTR working papers series, following a post-conference refereeing process and subsequent revisions.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Ethical Organisations
Sheffield Business School Research Institute > People, Work and Organisation
Depositing User: Gareth Morgan
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 12:38
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 19:32

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