When a Response is Required: Out-of-Programme Funding in a Time of Crisis

Research

In March 2018, the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) commissioned a study to evaluate the impact of an out-of-programme grant made to the Belfast-based Social Change Initiative (SCI), in response to the refugee crisis in 2015. In addition to evaluating the results, the case study explored the process and parameters HDF put into place as they considered funding options potential grantees, and lessons for donors gleamed from this experience. This document summarises the key findings and lessons from the study by Rebecca Rittgers.