Angel Kail from NPC sets out how:

  • Many local authorities have moved from providing unrestricted grants new to need to show value for money but independent donors and funders have more freedom and do not have to give restricted grants as default
  • Funders who have done due diligence on an organisation and found shared aims should consider whether an unrestricted grant would have a bigger impact than a restricted one
  • Unrestricted grants can be important in enabling charities to ‘find the headspace’ to respond to changing circumstances
  • While it may not be possible to measure the impact of unrestricted grants on individual activities it is possible to measure the impact on the charity as a whole
  • Unrestricted grants require a different approach to thinking about the impact of a funder – focusing on contribution over attribution

Source: NPC