Thinking about the future

This is a collection of learning, research and blogs to help inform delivery and plan for the future. As far as possible these are sourced from reputable, recognised VCS organisations, but inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Where are we now?

Thinking about the future

Learning from Covid-19

Visit our Evidence Library for evaluations and learning reports from our grantholders. You can also find learning from our grantholders about their response to the Covid-19 pandemic on our 'Learning and Insight about Covid-19 / Coronavirus​​​​​​​' page.

We’re making sense of what we’re seeing and hearing from our grantholders at pace, so there’ll be things we’ve missed, haven’t noticed yet or, perhaps, misinterpreted.

We welcome comments or challenge, so that we can continuously improve and develop, and make this work practical and useful.

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This page was last reviewed and updated: 11 September 2020