Impact Management Programme

Pulse is an Approved Provider for the Access Foundation, Impact Management Programme, under its ‘Growth strand’.

Pulse can assist in making applications and provide support to eligible VCSE organisations that want to develop and improve their social impact and how they manage this. 

What is the Impact Management Programme?

The Impact Management Programme aims to build the capacity of charities and social enterprises to manage their impact so that they can increase their social impact and diversify their income. It is a two year programme which has been co-designed by social organisations to ensure it is user-friendly and reflects the sector’s needs. Pulse has been involved in this co-design process.

The Growth strand of the programme is aimed at organisations who are actively seeking investment or contracts.

The programme will offer ventures training and grant funding to help them develop impact management systems that increase their ability to reliably drive outcomes and meet the needs of investors and/or commissioners. 

Funding Support Available 

The fund expects to award up to 50 grants over the life of the programme, and there is a total of £1.8m of grant funding available. 

The programme will offer grants for ambitious social ventures keen develop their impact management, who have attended one of the programme’s Impact Management training days.  See for more information.

The grants are for social ventures to work with providers and applications must be developed with a pre-approved Impact Management provider. Pulse has been approved as a provider from the pilot stage.

Grants can be up to £50,000 in size, and can be spent over a 12 month period.  The grant can then be used to purchase our specialist support to help implement what your organisation has learned during the Impact Management training.  

Further Information

If you are interested in applying to the Impact Management Programme and using Pulse as your Approved Provider, please contact the Pulse Team on or call Mike McCusker for further information on 0151 475 7000.