In 1913 Andrew Carnegie set up the Trust to improve the well-being of the “masses”.
As a modern operating trust, we take this to mean that we are required not just to influence ideas and policy, but also to be active in testing and delivering real-life solutions that improve wellbeing in communities across the UK and Ireland. So, while we may say that something has to be done, we will also try to find practical ways for that “something” to be done.
Our Practice work takes forward the initiatives generated by policy and research and designs practical pilot projects, often to be undertaken in partnership with other organisations interested in working in the same areas.
The process is one of continued feedback between policy development and practical work: policy work feeding into practical projects, and the outcomes of practice affecting our thinking and our public advocacy.