Partners and funders

The Alliance for Useful Evidence is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and Nesta.

Find out more about our partners and funders below:

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The National Lottery Community Fund

Every year the National Lottery Community Fund gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. This money goes to community groups and to projects that improve health, education and the environment and the lives of those who are most in need.


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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. They support independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector.


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Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.