Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund: form and guidance

Fund to test approaches to accelerate action to tackle child poverty.

How your application will be assessed

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria. Whilst we do not expect all projects to demonstrate all of these criteria, the weighting demonstrates the scoring that will be attached to each criteria.



Extent to which the proposal clearly links to one or more of the three drivers of child poverty reduction


Evidence that the proposal fills a local or national evidence gap


Evidence that the proposal could be scaled if successful, and/or learning could be applied by other areas or other partners, including extent to which proposal has a clear plan for monitoring, evaluation and learning


Evidence that the proposal has/will be developed in partnership with relevant local partners (potentially public/third/private sector stakeholders), with a joint LA/HB proposal receiving a minimum of 10 points for this criteria


Evidence that the proposal prioritises one or more of the 6 priority family types, and has/will be developed in partnership with people with lived experience of poverty


Working towards embedding any successful project in future budget and policy delivery


Justification of the cost of project in relation to potential impact


The assessment for lived experience engagement refers to existing and planned engagement – how you will build on previous engagement and setting out clear plans for how lived experience will inform the project delivery.

Dependent on the number of applications, there may be a further moderation stage to ensure a geographic and thematic mix of projects.

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