Bevan Foundation

Changing Wales

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The Bevan Foundation is Wales’s most influential think tank.  

Our Vision

The Bevan Foundation’s vision is of a fair, equal and just Wales, where everyone has a decent quality of life no matter who they are. 

Who we are

The Bevan Foundation develops solutions to inequality and injustice, aiming to tackle the root causes of problems.  We see the welfare state, created by Aneurin Bevan, our namesake, as fundamental to equality and justice. Find out about our current work here

The Bevan Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1104191) and company limited by guarantee (no. 4175018).

What we do

We do three things to achieve our vision:

  • carry out research and inquiries,
  • publish our own and others’ work, and
  • organise events. 


Our solutions are informed by high-quality research, based on robust methods and balanced reporting. We recognise that ordinary people often have insights that the experts do not, and whenever possible we work with the people who are the focus of our research.


We publish a range of reports, pamphlets, articles and books which set out our own and other people’s ideas about social justice.  In keeping with our mission, almost all our publications are available to download free of charge. 


Our events include seminars, conferences, lectures and round-table discussions – all designed to be thought-provoking and to enable the exchange of good ideas and best practice. We welcome partners for events. 

The difference we make

We work with others to turn our ideas into action, through partnerships and influencing. Our proposals have been taken forward by public bodies of all kinds – find out about the difference we make here

Big ideas that have made a real difference are:

  • action to tackle poverty by Welsh Government
  • regeneration of the south Wales valleys
  • targets and patient choice to reduce smoking.

How we work

Our Director is Dr Victoria Winckler, who has more than 30 years experience in public policy in the public, private and third sectors. She is supported by a small staff team.  We are managed by a board of Trustees, who set our strategic direction and bring a wealth of expertise.  

Find out more about our team here

Our funding

We are funded by a mix of research commissions and grants, and membership subscriptions – we do not receive core funding from government. Our annual reports and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website, or download our latest Annual Review for 2013-14 in English neu yn Gymraeg.  

You can access previous Annual Reviews here:

Recent clients, funders and partners include:

  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care Wales
  • Carnegie UK Trust
  • Welsh Government
  • Age Cymru

We are also proud to be charity partners of Green Man Festival.

If you are looking for solutions to poverty, inequality and injustice then we’d be delighted if you would join us, commission us to work with you, or simply sign up to our free e-newsletter using the button on the right to keep up-to-date.  


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The Bevan Foundation is an influential, independent think tank which inspires social justice in Wales through research, publications and events. Join us to help change Wales!

Contact Us

Bevan Foundation,
145a High Street,
Merthyr Tydfil,
CF47 8DP

Tel: +44 (0) 845 180 0441


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