About Us

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

leaflet imageOur 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

Annual review 2Our 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 team


Our Director is Dr Victoria Winckler, who is a leading contributor to public policy in Wales.  Read her biography here.

The other staff team are:

  • Nisreen Mansour, Policy & Research Officer
  • Sharon Hill, Office Manager
  • Rachael Simmonds, Finance Officer


Our Chair, Vivienne Sugar, leads our board of trustees. She is a consultant working with organisations across the UK, and was previously chair of Consumer Focus Wales, 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.

Our funding

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

Individ A6 extractHundreds 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


In Print

Subscribers' Magazine

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Exchange – Issue 5

Essential summer reading on Brexit, the election and more, exclusively for Bevan Foundation subscribers. The latest edition of Exchange looks at where we want Wales to be and what we should have achieved in five years time. It’s been a Read more »

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Exchange – Issue 4

The spring edition of Exchange is out today! The fourth edition of our exclusive magazine sets the direction for the Fifth Assembly. We invited experts and practitioners from areas including social policy, health and housing to tell us what they think the biggest challenges facing Read more »

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October 5th 2016

Can growth sectors reduce poverty? Workshop

The Bevan Foundation is hosting a series of workshops to explore how growing sectors of the local economy could help to reduce poverty in Wales. Held in Wrexham, the first seminar brings together stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary sectors and Read more »

October 12th 2016

Can growth sectors reduce poverty? Workshop

The second in our series of workshops to explore how growing sectors of the local economy could help to reduce poverty in Wales will be held in Swansea. The seminar brings together stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary sectors and is a unique Read more »