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Evaluation slides meet the funder 2013

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Evaluation slides meet the funder 2013

  1. 1. 1 Evaluation IESD Meet the Funder Event 2013
  2. 2. 2 Context Around Evaluation • Historically we have received a low number of Excellence applications • Evaluation was seen as a barrier to applying to Excellence Strand • Under the Innovation and Strategic Development Strands some organisations scored low on evaluation questions
  3. 3. 3 Evaluation • We would expect you to conduct an evaluation of your IESD project using the funding you have allocated from within your approved grant • If you plan your evaluation at the start of the project you can ensure it is built into the planning and delivery of your project
  4. 4. 4 Benefits of Evaluation • Evaluation should be seen as a tool to help improve your project. • It can help you to understand why and how your project is working. • It enables you to involve stakeholders in giving and collecting feedback. • It provides evidence to future commissioners about the success of your project
  5. 5. 5 Monitoring vs. Evaluation • Evaluation involves an assessment or judgement of your project based on the information you collect about it. • It focuses on ‘how’ processes or projects work and ‘why’ they work and helps you to understand what worked or did not work and why.
  6. 6. 6 Monitoring vs. Evaluation 2 • Whilst Monitoring helps you to see whether your aims and objectives are being met, evaluation helps you to understand why and how.
  7. 7. 7 Who undertakes the evaluation? • Internal evaluation – which can be carried out by internal staff or volunteers. • External evaluation - by a university or another vcs etc. • The advantages of using an external evaluator are that you will have an independent view and that it will not take up staff resource • Need to subcontract through a competitive tendering process
  8. 8. 8 Evaluation specification Needs to include the following: • Overview of your requirement • Aim of the evaluation and questions to be answered • Background and context to the project • Required methodology or approach • Outputs and deliverables • Timetable • Requirements for dissemination • Available budget (optional)
  9. 9. 9 What to evaluate Every evaluation will be looking at something different, so there is no set answer. Examples include: • The delivery model • Service user outcomes and impacts • Other/wider impacts • Stakeholder involvement • Partnership working • Sustainability • Cost effectiveness or value for money • Good or effective practice
  10. 10. 10 How to Measure Impact • Local health data from DH website • Physical health indicators • Lifestyle indicators • Measures of how many falls or hip fractures • Perceptions of health • Perceptions of life satisfaction
  11. 11. 11 Useful Information Helpful guidance on Evaluation can be found on the Health and Social Care’s Volunteering Fund website; www.volunteeringfund.com

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