Our events programme brings together people with different combinations of expertise and experience who otherwise might not connect. We convene conferences, seminars and workshops, which increase engagement with our work and generate new ideas.
We often hold events in partnership with others, both at the Foundation and in other areas of the country.
We improve people’s lives by funding research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice. Our student programmes give young people the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in science and research.
We offer our grant-holders the freedom to frame questions and enable new thinking. Our research must stand up to rigorous academic scrutiny, but we understand that to be successful in effecting change, it also needs to be relevant to people’s experience.