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Big Lottery fund survey about peering learning

Locality is launching a competition to find successful examples of peer-to-peer learning to inform the Big Lottery Fund's forthcoming Learning for Impact initiative.




The Big Lottery Fund has commissioned Locality and the Institute for Voluntary ActionResearch to undertake preliminary research,identify best practice, develop guidance and raise awareness of its forthcoming Learning for Impactinitiative. As part of this process, IVARwill be doing an online survey aimed at smallerVCS organisations (turnover £50,000-£200,000) between late March and the end of April. The survey can be found at We’d like to encourage anyonewith experience of sharing learning to contribute. BIG understands the power of peer-to-peer learning, and its Learning for Impact initiative will be launched in early 2014. The rationale behind the initiative is that a small, targeted investment to encourage sharing of best practice and mutual learning – learning that translates into better services for users – will add value to the sector. Its aspiration is that the learning activities supported through the new initiative will be action-oriented, specific and purposeful – within four key themes: Learning to support service delivery Learning to support joint bidding for resources

Learning to strengthen the use of research and policy evidence

In addition, Locality is launching a competition through the pages of examples of peer-to-peer learning – formal and informal. If it works, we’d like to hear about it. To encourage you to apply, there is a first prize of £3,000, with two runners-up prizes of £1,000. The competition will run from late March to the end of April, with the winners announced in May. To find out more about the competition and how to apply, please go to We’re really looking forward to hearing from you.

Learning to strengthen organisational efficiency.



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