Changing Lives, Changing Systems: Building routes to scale

20 April 2021

This report shares our insights from a decade of seeking to make change at scale and draws on lessons from those who have made significant progress towards – or achieved – impact at scale. We consider what lasting change for people and society looks like in practice, what building blocks underpin it, and what different strategies can help put these in place.

Our Routes to Scale Framework is designed to help you understand, target and plan for change that sticks. Our hope is that this practical tool demystifies the range of possible approaches and helps you to define your contribution to a bigger goal.

Look out for detailed case study reports in our Changing Lives, Changing Systems series, sharing what we have learned through pursuing impact at scale in initiatives we have worked on over the past five years.

Case study reports

Lessons from reducing and preventing domestic violence

Supporting people with health conditions into paid work

Reconnecting lonely older people with their community

Helping families stay together

Providing decent homes to families at risk of homelessness


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