This website builds on the publication Jargonbusters (2008), and is intuitively designed with three aims in mind:
First, it will define some of the different terms charities and community groups, evaluators and funders use, tell you when you might hear them, and what they mean in different situations.
Secondly, it will bring out some of the ideas behind the jargon.
Thirdly, it will help funders be clearer about the words they use and use them more consistently.
You can use this website in two ways.
- You can look up terms in the .
- You can look up the terms you might use when talking about particular themes:
There is a short explanation of each term, and a more detailed discussion which includes examples of how it is used.
We have added examples for each term to give you an idea of how to use it.