DMSS Research undertakes research, evaluation,
policy analysis and training in the social care sector

Lloyd Bank Foundation

DMSS working with Transform programme to improve responses to domestic and sexual abuse.

We are delighted to have been commissioned by the Lloyds Bank Foundation to be the learning and evaluation partner for their Transform programme.

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is an independent charitable foundation which makes grants to small and medium-sized charities working with individuals and communities facing acute and multiple disadvantage. In 2015 the Foundation launched a new strategic national programme with the aim to improve responses to domestic and sexual abuse and to strengthen the sector in response to the challenges facing it.

In 2017, the Foundation's Transform grants programme is investing more than £1.6m between 17 projects that meet two primary objectives:

  • Inform and influence responses to domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Strengthen the sectors, particularly the role of smaller specialist providers, in response to the challenges facing them in England and/or Wales

The grants will support activities with a focus on:

  • Influencing policy at either a local, regional or national level
  • Building the evidence base (through research and analysis) around needs and identification of effective interventions
  • Developing and sharing models to help small and medium-sized specialist providers grow and replicate
  • Developing and supporting effective partnerships within and across sectors

Over the next 18 months DMSS will be supporting the 17 projects to build their capacity to evaluate their impact and influence others. We will be providing a series of workshops and resources as well as offering one to one support. We will also be providing an overall evaluation of the programme to assess the difference this grant finding is making and to share the learning from the programme.

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