In October 2014, Garfield Weston and the Wolfson Foundation commissioned Wavehill to undertake research to provide data to inform the grant-making activity of both organisations and other grant-makers who may wish to use the data. The purpose of this study was to understand the current funding environment in Wales as experienced by small to medium-sized (defined by the researchers as an organisation with less than £3 million annual income) voluntary sector organisations.
Recent research has reported a range of potential effects of public sector funding cuts across the UK as a whole, but in this challenging environment, charitable funders have observed low levels of applications for funding. This new research study aimed to understand the specific issues organisations are facing, and identify how funders could best support organisations to adapt to the changing environment.
A copy of the final report can be found here.