All impact case studies (voluntary and community sector)

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Charitable giving

Keeping charitable donations tax-free

Professor Kimberley Scharf at the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has been credited with helping to reverse government proposals of a cap on tax relief for charitable giving.


Enabling low cost loans

Analysis of customer data enabled the not-for-profit organisation Moneyline to offer loans to low-income customers, by providing more comprehensive risk assessments than traditional banks.


Targeting the 'hard to reach' homeless

A review by Dr Sarah Johnsen at the University of York and the charity Crisis on the effectiveness of housing models has directly shaped development of the 'Housing First' pilot project in the UK.

Woman carrying water

Promoting equality for aid workers

Project ADD-UP, a three-year research project examining differences in pay between local workers and expatriate workers, was instrumental in setting up the first global task force to tackle the issue.


Getting creative with Ketso

The creative toolkit Ketso, a spin-off from research under an ESRC-funded CASE studentship and ESRC Postdoctoral fellowship, has been used since its launch in 2009 in a wide range of countries.

Charity box

Reviewing gift aid and charitable giving

The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy has contributed to research exploring proposals for reforming and simplifying tax-effective Gift Aid donations to UK charities.

Studying scan images

More effective breast cancer care

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership enabled the charity Breast Cancer Care to plan services for groups of people with breast cancer who have traditionally been under-served.

Business presentation

Embedding marketing across activities

An integrated marketing strategy helped the charity Christian Education Movement to improve services, increase revenue and target potential areas of growth.

Old printing press

New strategy for printers' charity

A printers' charity used a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to reshape its strategy and operations, in response to a transformed professional sector - radically improving customer service and reaching out to new members.

Clasping hands

Taking care of care workers

In this Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Anchor Trust collaborated with the University of Sheffield to identify best practice to recruit and retain care staff working in nursing and residential homes.

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