NPC is grateful for the support of the Private Equity Foundation, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Shaks Gosh, Chief Executive of the Private Equity Foundation, said:

"The Private Equity Foundation doesn't believe in measurement for measurement's sake but in the virtuous circle that evaluation can help to create.  Having access to the right data is vital for charities which want to identify how they can make a difference to more young lives.

However, many of the organisations we work with operate at the sharp end of disadvantage, where key milestones for children and young people consist of 'soft outcomes' such as improved self-confidence or emotional health.  Our conundrum was how we could support them to measure what has previously been thought of as 'immeasurable'.  Partnership with New Philanthropy Capital on the development of its leading Well-being tool has enabled us to do just that."

Rob Bell, Programme Director at The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said:

"We are delighted to support NPC in its aim of allowing organisations to measure the well being of the children and young people they work with.

As a funder, we are more likely to assist those organisations who can show that they are achieving positive outcomes, so being able to identify and measure impact is vital.

We also believe that the online tool NPC has developed combines robust, hard-nosed measures with usability - people who are delivering services on the frontline can get to grips with it easily.

We have been impressed by the care and attention NPC have given to making sure a wide range of users have had a chance to shape its design, and help with its development.  We hope that many organisations try it out, and also that other funders consider how it might assist their grantees.

With the results of surveys NPC send to users, organisations are much better placed to understand where they make most impact and where they might need to re-think their approaches."