What we do

SARF believes that co-producing policy with communities leads to more effective decision-making that can begin to tackle poverty.

To achieve this we:

  • Connect with communities through a wide range of different approaches
  • Influence national, regional and local policy design and implementation by translating policy for communities to be able to bring change through social action.

  • Providing ideas, evidence and support for voluntary and community sector organisations, statutory agencies and the private sector to address poverty.


This is implemented through a range of activities that includes:

  • Action research that engages a diverse range of communities and connects with policy-makers to bring positive social change ;

  • Co-produced policy development;

  • Innovative community engagement;

  • Seminars and events; and

  • Training programmes designed to offer practical and manageable solutions to issues around influence, power and poverty