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About Us

The Bevan Foundation is an independent, non-political think tank which develops ideas to make Wales fair, prosperous and sustainable.

Our ideas are based on robust evidence, and shape public policy and practice.

We are a registered charity no. 1104191 and a company limited by guarantee.


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

Staff:

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

The other staff are:

  • Rachael Simmonds, Finance Officer
  • Lucy Williams, Policy & Research Officer

Trustees:

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.

Donations

Individ A6 extractHundreds of individuals support the Bevan Foundation enabling us to speak out, develop solutions and make a difference. Find out how you can stand up for a fair Wales.

Organisations

Organisations ranging from local authorities and government departments to charities and businesses support us with a subscription and benefit from unique insights and opportunities to learn and network with others. Find out more about the benefits.

Grants and Commissions

Specific projects are supported by charitable trusts and foundations, and occasionally by public or third sector bodies and businesses.  Recent funders include:

  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
  • Community Housing Cymru.

Our full annual report and accounts are available on the Charity Commission website

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In Print

Supporter Magazine

Exchange – Issue 9

Well-being in Wales The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine looks at well-being in Wales from a range of different perspectives. Our excellent range of contributors looks at health and social care in Wales while considering different aspects of Read more »

Exchange – Issue 8

Looking to the Local The latest edition of our exclusive supporters’ magazine considers the role of ‘the local’ in Welsh public policy. An eclectic mix of contributors look at how place-based initiatives have worked in Wales, as well as what should be Read more »

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Other Publications

Call for evidence: a Budget for Prosperity

The Bevan Foundation has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee’s inquiry into the Welsh Government’s draft budget. The Bevan Foundation has responded to the National Assembly for Wales Finance Committee’s inquiry into the Welsh Government’s draft budget Read more »

After Brexit: Regional economic policy in Wales

The Bevan Foundation is undertaking work on how Wales can respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from Brexit. As part of the ‘After Brexit’ project, it is working with partner organisations to identify new or revised public policies that Read more »

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Events

November 29th 2017

Employability and beyond

A big shake-up in labour market policy is underway in Wales. The Welsh Government is due to publish its Employability Delivery Plan soon and its new employability offer set to be introduced in from April 2019. This seminar will discuss Read more »