The Bevan Foundation develops ideas to make Wales fair, prosperous and sustainable and to improve people’s lives.
Our ideas are based on robust evidence, and shape public policy and practice.
We are a registered charity and are independent of government or any political party.
Our vision, values and strategy
Our vision is of a fair, prosperous and sustainable Wales, where everyone has a decent quality of life and good opportunities no matter who they are.
Our values are high standards, independence and transparency in everything we do, without fear or favour. Our statement on independence is here.
Our ambition is to generate 100 new ideas to change Wales and improve people’s lives. We draw on evidence such as statistics and people’s experiences, to inform our solutions, and we persuade governments, public bodies, the third sector, businesses and individuals to take action.
Our strategy for achieving this is here.
The difference we make
Our proposals are discussed and often adopted by a wide range of public and third sector organisations as well as by businesses and individuals. Our news page provides updates as they happen, and our Annual Review rounds up the difference we’ve made over a year.
Since we were established, we have published more than 80 reports, books and pamphlets, more than 800 print and online articles, and more than 2,500 people have attended our events. We’ve shaped the public policy and debate, and made a real difference to people’s lives.
Find out more in our Annual Reviews:
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.
Our Chair, Vivienne Sugar, leads our board of trustees. She is a consultant working with organisations across the UK, and previously chaired Consumer Focus Wales, was Chief Executive of the City & County of Swansea and Pro Chancellor at Swansea University.
Our other Trustees bring a wealth of skills and experience from the public, private and voluntary sectors – find out more about them here.
We are funded by a mix of donations, subscriptions and charitable grants, and by commissions for which we operate as a social enterprise. We do not receive funding from any political party.
Subscriptions and Donations
Hundreds of organisations and individuals subscribe to the Bevan Foundation and enjoy unique insights and opportunities to learn and network with others. They also help to maintain our independence.
Find out more about the benefits of subscribing.
Grants and Commissions
Specific projects are supported by charitable trusts and foundations, and occasionally by public or third sector bodies and businesses. Recent clients and funders include:
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- Coalfields Regeneration Trust
- Equality and Human Rights Commission
- Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
- Oxfam Cymru.
Our full annual report and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website