Evaluating the impact of our grant funding

2015 - 2019

Today sees the publication of the most recent independent evaluation of Ufi’s grant funding programmes from 2015 to 2019.

The insights and case studies in the evaluation report show that we’re making great progress to the priorities we set for our first five years of grant funding and our ambition to catalyse change by building what we now call our ‘VocTech community’.

The report confirms that:

  • Ufi funding is changing the way people have access to learning, at scale
    2.6m adults across every stage of their working lives have been impacted by new digital learning tools and approaches funded by Ufi between 2015 and 2019.
  • Ufi funding is opening up access for learners who have not been well served by ‘mainstream’ provision
    Our projects have been effective in providing accessible opportunities to learn and were often valued for ‘winning hearts and minds’ in sectors or working environments that have not traditionally been advanced in using vocational learning technology.
  • The Ufi funding model is catalysing change in the organisations we work with and the wider sector
    Our unique approach as a funder and critical friend of innovators is having a lasting impact on the organisations we support beyond the project itself. This includes the formation of new partnerships; the embedding of new knowledge and working practices, new revenue and access to new markets.

Explore the evaluation in full

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