We connect policy, practice and research, helping to ensure the implementation of effective services, to improve the lives of people across the island of Ireland.
Read about our work in the following areas:
- PolicyHelping government departments and public bodies to develop better policies, strategies and better implementation plans.
- PracticeHelping practitioners to use research and evidence to implement better services.
- ServicesHelping service designers, commissioners and planners to design, implement and evaluate their services.
The Big Lottery Fund supports good causes which improve health, education and the environment. Reaching Out, Supporting Families is a programme which supports families in Northern Ireland to improve children’s lives by building strong and nurturing relationships. The Big Lottery Fund is investing £25 million over a five year period through the programme in Northern Ireland and has contracted CES to provide a range of supports to grant holders.