We are Impact Funding Partners

6 February 2019
We are Impact Funding Partners

Today, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new brand. At our event,  Re: Brand – Creating a Fairer Future, at The Hub in Edinburgh, we revealed  Impact Funding Partners as the new brand for the Voluntary Action Fund. 

We are immensely proud of our history and success over the last 36 years, but we have known for some time that our name did not accurately depict the breadth or depth of our activities.  So, we talked to our partners and decided that it was the right time for a change.  We believe that our new identity marks the next phase of our journey, and reflects both who we are, and the change we make through our work.

Joanna McLaughlin, the Chair of Impact Funding Partners said "The launch of the rebrand and strategy marks an exciting new chapter in our organisation's history. As the Voluntary Action Fund, we have been proud to work with a wide range of organisations across Scotland over the last 36 years to help build strong, resilient communities. As Impact Funding Partners we look forward to building on that legacy.  Working in partnership with the third, public and private sectors we will maximise our collective impact and help to build a fair, inclusive society where communities thrive and people are engaged, connected and able to shape their own lives."     

The unveiling of our brand coincided with the publication of our new strategy Let’s Create a Fairer Future which is driven by our core values – Equality, Relationships, Authenticity, Openness and Dynamism and fully supported by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. 

We live in complex and uncertain times where inequality continues to rise and many people face serious problems daily. But we believe that human beings are remarkable, and that, with the right resources, communities can provide many of the solutions to the challenges facing society.

This is our Vision:

A fair inclusive society where communities thrive and people are engaged, connected, and able to shape their own lives.

So, what’s our role and how can we help achieve our vision?

Well we are a fund manager with knowledge, expertise and networks and we work with those who want to invest in change, and those who need funding to achieve it. We will continue to use our successful funding model to create greater impact – providing funding, increasing capacity and building relationships – because we know this model works.

So, this is our Mission:

To make the most of the strengths and assets within communities by distributing funding, increasing capacity and building trusting relationships.

Impact Funding Partners will continue to develop, manage and evaluate funding for the public, private and third sectors on behalf of government and public agencies.  We intend to build on our success of working with donors, the private sector and foundations to create a fairer future for everyone.

‘Impact Fuding Partners' provides funders with a flexible, responsive and accountable fund management service – a safe pair of hands that can deliver.’
Impact Funding Partner Stakeholder Survey

Impact Funding Partners long history of supporting volunteering, through a  wide range of organisations from small community groups to social enterprises and large national charities has been helping to build stronger communities in Scotland for many years.  I welcome their new identity which reflects their ongoing commitment to supporting communities and delivering sustainable outcomes. 

Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities & Local Government

Impact Funding Partners are a valued partner in our work with organisations working on equality and violence against women and girls. The support that they offer to organisations, working on our behalf, is focused on achieving change for individuals and communities who need it most, and an integral part of their new strategy.  

Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities