The role of funders in shaping behaviour around impact practice is critical. Their approach to impact, and their financial and non-financial support, strongly influences practice. A set of ‘funders’ principles and drivers of good impact practice’ was developed by the UK programme to provide guidance to funders on how to go about focusing on the impact of their programmes and investments.
Phase 1 of the Northern Ireland programme tested this resource along with the Measuring Up! self-assessment diagnostic with a range of public sector funders.