A growing number of funders in Australia and internationally are investing in field-building intermediaries alongside their support for community organisations, service providers, advocacy groups, research institutions and others.

They are drawn to the potential of field-building intermediaries to, at their best, not only contribute to specific outcomes for communities orp articular policy changes, but also to enable a wider set of changes in how individuals, groups and institutions think, engage, resource and embed change. Funding field-building intermediaries as well as other organisations within the field is a potentially powerful strategy for a funder to contributeto deep and sustained change in a particular area.

This report was prepared by May Miller-Dawkins for the Paul Ramsay Foundation, drawing extensively on the Social Ventures Australia 2022 report, Insights on Australian field-building intermediaries and their funding journeys towards sustainable impact, created in partnership with 8 Australian field building intermediaries.