Get the knowledge you need to empower decisions.

Knowledge is power – and research is the most effective way to gain that knowledge. Working without insight is like playing golf in the dark. You can take your shot but you’re unlikely to be successful!

Quality research removes the need for guesswork – and both time-consuming and expensive experiments. It provides the understanding needed to empower your place-based programme, charity or organisation toward better results.

Whether you’re developing a brand-new programme, assessing the success of an existing scheme, or want to solve a problem, our research gives you the best possible chance of success.

How we help

Research is a core component of most of our evaluation, place-based learning and capacity-building projects – but it can also help you uncover invaluable insight through standalone projects.

Our expertise is grounded in practical experience of people and places. Over the past 25 years, we’ve developed deep insight into the issues facing the diverse and dynamic communities of East and South London. We have built that experience into a research practice serving the whole of the UK.

Our bespoke methodologies are tailored to get to the root causes of a matter, tackle the unique challenges you face, and bring stories and insight to life. They include:

  • Qualitative techniques: in-depth interviews, participant observation and ethnography focus groups and workshops
  • Quantitative techniques: surveys and questionnaires, social return on investment (SROI) and cost-benefit analysis (CBA)
  • Participatory approaches, co-creation, community involvement and peer researchers
  • Visual and creative methods: photography, film and diary activities

Research in action

“Renaisi helped the Money Advice Service better understand the funding sector. Since our merger the knowledge gained from our work with Renaisi has helped to inform and shape how the new organisation engages with the funding sector.”

Steve Stillwell, Money Advice Service


Gain invaluable insight into the issues facing your organisation, team or place-based programme through our exceptional research services. To discuss your project with an experienced research consultant, please get in touch. We’re here to help.

Anna Waldie

Meet our team

Lily O’Flynn

Principal Consultant for Place-based Evaluation & Learning (on parental leave mid-November 23 – September 24)