• To watch a short video about the Trust’s work click here.
  • We launched our blog “The Word on Wellbeing” in March 2014.  Read our stories so far here.
  • Our young enterprise competition TestTown took place across the country during summer 2014. Click here to find out more.



The Carnegie UK Trust works to improve the lives of people throughout the UK and Ireland, by changing minds through influencing policy, and by changing lives through innovative practice and partnership work.

Featured Activity


Enabling State logoSince 2012 the Trust’s Enabling State programme has been exploring moves toward more flexible and responsive ‘enabling’ services and programmes that place citizens and communities first. To support a shift from rhetoric to reality we have launched the Enabling State Challenge, a new prize fund celebrating examples of good practice in the public, third and private sector. Visit the Enabling State website to find out more.

Featured Activity


TT iconCarnegie UK Trust's young enterprise programme, TestTown, began in 2013 and was significantly expanded in 2014. This year we plan to support up to 10 towns to run local activities that support startups in ways that are appropriate and effective for each community. Towns are invited to apply by Monday 15 June and will receive support and £3k funding. The 2015 programme will formally be launched at the end of the month. Click here to find out more.


Changing Minds

The Policy Team seeks to develop objective, evidence-based policy to improve lives.

Changing Lives

The Practice Team deliver real-life projects that try to improve lives, working with partners to test out new approaches for increasing wellbeing.


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