This document details the Innovation and Learning Strategy and how it will help to deliver the organisation’s overall strategy. Through our work, we have learned that there are some issues which cannot be addressed solely by providing awards to individual charities. This may be because of a need for:
- increased awareness or understanding of an issue or its causes
- increased evidence or understanding of approaches or interventions which are successful in addressing an issue
- increased capacity, skills or knowledge within the sector or individual charities to address the issue
- a collaborative and/or longer term approach to be taken to address the complexity or scale of the issue at a structural or system level
These reasons can prevent issues from being addressed effectively at both a policy and practice level often resulting in either no action or a series of short term, ineffective interventions. Where appropriate we also aim to take an “early action” approach where we try to tackle the root cause of a problem rather than the symptom.