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.

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Londoners' needs are met

Ultimately, our goal is to help people across London’s communities to live better lives.

This theory of change was developed to show how the work we do, and the subsequent work it enables our members to carry out and support, helps to contribute to this ultimate outcome.

Civil society plays a crucial role in enabling London’s communities to thrive, so effective and resilient civil society organisations are essential. Equally, the systems that govern civil society are important determining factors in how effective and efficient it can be.