Following the publication of the year one evaluation of Big Potential Breakthrough last year we are delighted to publish the year two evaluation of Big Potential Breakthough alongside the year one evaluation of Big Potential Advanced.
The year two evaluation of Big Potential Breakthrough looks at the second year of the programme and considers how well the fund is helping Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations improve sustainability, capacity and scale.
After two years of Big Potential Breakthrough we are starting to understand the impact it is having on the investment readiness and sustainability of the VCSEs it seeks to support. This knowledge will only grow as more of the work that the fund enables is completed and comes to fruition.
Big Potential remains the most significant investment readiness fund in the country. Both Big Lottery Fund and Social Investment Business are committed to learning the lessons of this evaluation and sharing them with the wider sector to help shape this programme and others in the future.
The evaluation includes recommendations for improvement around VCSE engagement, Provider values, Sustainability and Panel Rejection reasons.
Social Investment Business' response to the recommendations are published alongside the evaluation.