The London Community Foundation (LCF) is a charity that specialises in supporting grassroots, community-based organisations across London. In 2010, LCF joined forces with The London Evening Standard to launch The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund (ESDF). Every year, a different theme is spotlighted, with grant making is focused on the biggest issues facing the capital. In 2015/16, The Estate We're In campaign was launched by the ESDF, helping grassroots charities to tackle social exclusion on deprived housing estates.
As part of this Fund, LCF also delivered a capacity building programme, which TSIP was appointed to evaluate. TSIP’s work included conducting semi-structured interviews, creating, disseminating and analysing surveys, and producing a summary report and presentation – highlighting the impact of the programme, what worked well, and practical recommendations.