Investing in the future of human services

Outcomes partnerships represent a transformative new model for the design and delivery of complex human and environmental services.

These programmes enable governments, philanthropic donors, expert delivery organisations and impact-driven investors to collaborate more effectively – so we can tackle these challenges in a more holistic, data-driven way.

Bridges provides the project finance and project management necessary for these outcomes partnerships to succeed. To date, our pioneering team has supported over 60 high-impact projects globally, working with almost 40,000 people.


projects supported to date


outcomes payments achieved


people supported to date by our projects

Our thesis

It is increasingly clear that we cannot solve complex, interconnected social and environmental challenges with piecemeal, standardised solutions. We need a more personalised, more holistic approach. An approach that looks at the ‘whole’ person and empowers them to help themselves – which, ultimately, is the best way to create sustainable change in their lives.

Outcomes partnerships make this possible: by bringing government, donors, delivery partners and impact-driven investors together around a shared vision of success, then giving front-line teams the flexibility (and crucially the data) to tailor their solutions to individual situations and strengths.

Bridges Fund Management

Our projects

Bridges was a pioneer of outcomes partnerships in the UK - and is now expanding the model into low- and middle-income countries

“The areas of added value to date include the continual engagement of investors, beyond the initial investment; the added layer of support from the board, including the flexible use of funding to achieve defined outcomes; pragmatic decision-making; and a rigorous information and reporting system focused on outcomes.”