Become a leader in the field of social action

The Impact Accelerator is a 12-month process of enhancement-led review that helps youth organisations to validate and improve their social action activities

Accelerate your impact

Our programme is designed to build confidence in your programme's outcomes, using a rigorous impact framework to identify areas for improvement. We then provide expert research associates to help implement changes to your programme design, delivery or evaluation.  


How does it work?

We guide organisations through 4 stages of support:​​


We provide training to equip organisations to use the Confidence Framework.


Organisations carry out a self assessment, which is then externally validated by researchers, who then develop an improvement plan


We provide expert support to help organisations implement a set of changes to their chosen improvement areas.


We guide organisations through a critical review process to help embed the Confidence Framework as a key organisational tool.

What are the benefits?



Independent validation of your programme by our research partners.


Expert training in core concepts of evaluation and service design.

peer network

Connect with our Impact Partners as part of a peer learning community.


Expert consultation from our amazing team of Research Associates.

The Impact Accelerator requires some time input from your staff team so they can attend training, participate in validation work, and to carry our improvement work.


All of this will happen alongside your existing delivery, and go with the grain of any other evaluation and improvement work that your organisation does.


Core time commitments:

  • 2 day training retreat

  • 6-10 hours self assessment exercises

  • 2 hour improvement meeting

  • 1 day peer review workshop

  • 4/5 days of improvement support from consultants

  • Two 1-hour meetings with your chief executive


What is the time commitment?



The Impact Accelerator has changed the way we approach programme design.

—  Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award


How do we apply?


Check you're eligible

Should take part 

  • You are delivering a dedicated social action programme.

  • Your organisation is directly involved in designing the service or programme

  • Your organisation has a least 2 full time members of staff delivering the programme

  • The activity has stable income for the next 12 months

  • You are committed to understanding and improving your impact

  • Are based in the UK

Should NOT take part 

  • Small organisations with limited staff capacity or time to invest in learning

  • Experiencing a cashflow crisis

  • Impact and evaluation if not a priority for your organisation

  • Your organisations is not primarily responsible for designing the social action activities


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