Fitter for Purpose

Published: 11 April 2016 
Author: Kirsty Gillan-Thomas 

This report summarises the learning from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Fitter for Purpose programme. 

It draws on information from the project documentation, a survey of grantee project leads and the reviews undertaken 6 and 18 months after the projects’ completion. It provides an account of the Fitter for Purpose programme delivery, the main impacts of the programme and the lessons that PHF can learn to inform future organisational development approaches. The author would like to thank the project leads from the participating organisations who gave their time to provide feedback on the programme, and the staff, volunteers and trustees who were involved. Particular thanks are due to Donald Ritchie for his insight and generosity in sharing his reflections, as well as to NCVO and the other consultants.