Evaluation of Projects
We use the 7 Principles of Social Value, as defined by Social Value UK, as a core part of our evaluation process. These are the building blocks for accounting, measuring and maximising ‘value’ from a project, and ensuring we capture the difference that projects have made from the perspective of those affected by an organisation’s activities.
Our services include
- Setting baselines to measure progress towards outcomes and outputs
- Tools for measuring quantitative and qualitative outputs
- Training for project officers and volunteers on data collection
- Regular updates to inform decision-making during the delivery phase
- Interim evaluations to show progress and highlight areas exceeding aims or needing attention
- Final evaluations and support with Completion Reports
Some previous projects
Evaluation of the Townscape Heritage Initiative - 25 Completed Schemes
Regency Restoration - National Botanical Garden for Wales
Final Evaluation - Derby Townscape Heritage Initiative
In 2019 we carried out an final evaluation of the second Derby THI, which was centred on the Green Lane area of the city. The work involved an assessment of physical work carried out including repairs to historic buildings, the reinstatement of traditional shopfronts and the reuse of vacant floorspace, as well as a review of the engagement activities carried out over the 5 year scheme. As part of the work we gathered views of the tenants and owners of grant-aided buildings and stakeholders that had been involved in the scheme. We also designed a wider public consultation to see how much local people, businesses and visitors felt the area had changed since the project began in 2014.