Project Evaluation

Helping organisations evaluate their projects and performance

VAST provides essential project evaluation services for charities and VCSE organisations. With our help, clients can demonstrate accountability, improve performance and increase funding ability, progress future planning and fulfill objectives. Evaluation results can be incredibly valuable in many ways and help to inform staff, trustees, service users, funders, the public and other stakeholders. A good evaluation report can also be a great tool for sharing the benefits and effectiveness of your organisation.

Project evaluation can provide vital information for decision-making, strategic planning, reporting, and programme modification. It can also help you understand the progress, success and effectiveness of a project, or your organisation as a whole.

Delivering insight through project evaluation

The comprehensive results of project evaluation can provide insight on the:

  • needs your project will address;
  • people who need to be involved;
  • definition of success;
  • outputs and immediate results you could expect;
  • outcomes you want to achieve;
  • activities needed to meet the outcomes; and
  • the alignment and relationships between your activities and outcomes.
What can VAST offer?

We’ll help you build skills and capacity. Trustees, staff and volunteers can all benefit. With our expert support, you’ll be able to embed evaluation practices into day-to-day activity.

Whether you’re starting a project, part-way through or concluding, we can provide an evaluation report that fits your circumstances. We have experience in conducting evaluations for many VCSE organisations – this includes projects seeking funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Our evaluations can be used to support major applications. They can also help to secure continuation or project development funding. Evaluation reports can be a great investment for future funding, and provide a clear measure of your impact.

 Our evaluation service can help you:
  • identify tools and techniques that suit your purposes;
  • plan your evaluation, based on your expected outcomes;
  • draw up evaluation plans and specifications, linking these with strategic objectives and feeding into bids and funding applications;
  • build internal capacity to manage, carry out and use evaluations;
  • carry out project evaluation reports, and
  • draw out key messages from evaluation findings.

By providing essential project evaluation services for charities and community groups, we’ve helped many VCSE organisation gain insight and increase their impact.

Contact us to discus your project.