Since inception, CAST has helped thousands of people via structured programmes and ongoing services.

Infographic showing key impact stats from July 2022 - July 2023

Access a word version of the infographic here


Recent hightlights include

  • Deloitte Digital Connect

    Digital support delivered by more than 40 Deloitte volunteers - alongside CAST staff - to over 120 charities and social enterprises across three cohorts. For the most recent cohort (which wrapped up in June 2024):

    100% of survey respondents stated that they felt more confident in applying user-centred practices to their research, and in undertaking user research to understand beneficiaries’ needs.

    95% expressed increased confidence in leading digital projects.

    100% of Deloitte volunteers stated that they would like to volunteer again.

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  • Community Explore

    CAST’s six-month Funder Plus programme of support and training to help community businesses explore the development of Community Tech. The most recent version - which was part of Power to Change's Discovery Fund - wrapped up in May 2024.

    20 community organisations took part.

    When it came to understanding the needs and behaviours of their beneficiaries, the percentage of survey respondents who felt confident or very confident increased from 35% at the start of the programme to 82% midway through the programme.

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  • GrantAdvisor UK

    A free platform, encouraging open dialogue between UK social impact organisations and grantmakers, by collecting authentic, real-time reviews and comments on grantseekers’ experiences of working with funders.

    Since relaunching in May of last year, the site has attracted 7,100 unique visitors and 26,000 page views.

    16 new funders have registered, bringing the total to 35

    500 reviews have now been submitted in total by grant seekers

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Theory of Change

As part of our monitoring, evaluation and learning work, we recently redeveloped our Theory of Change. This was a collective and collaborative exercise, involving the whole CAST team.

You can read more about the rationale and process for developing the Theory of Change in this blog on Medium.

Access a word version of the Theory of Change diagram above here