We are delighted to release our third Ariadne Forecast which aims to help funders plan ahead, see the big picture, and look at global and local trends. This is a community created resource that draws on Ariadne’s network of more than 600 funders in 24 countries. Ariadne participants and other friends of the network were asked six questions about trends in their field for 2017. We collected surveys and interviews from members across Europe and in January and early February held forecast meetings for funders in Brussels, Paris, London, The Hague, and Rome to discuss and add to the findings. In the end we estimate that around 175 people have had the chance to contribute to the Forecast. While the meetings and discussions at them were private, the final forecast is publicly available for all, as a reflection on the current direction of the sector so please feel free to share it with anyone interested.