Evaluation case studies

ProjectClientWhenWhat we did
Come Outside! EvaluationNatural Resources Wales2013 - 2016With Trilein Ltd we were commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the countrywide Come Outside! programme in Wales. This was a capacity building programme aimed at encouraging young people and those less physically active to engage with open space in order to improve skills and health.
Renew WalesDTA Wales2012-2015With Trilein Ltd we were commissioned to carry out a 3 year formative evaluation of the Big Lottery Funded Renew Wales project, aimed at supporting communities to reduce the impact of climate change.
OnsideYMCA England2013-2016nWe evaluated the national YMCA England Onside project. This inclusive physical activity project aimed to create inclusive sports clubs for young people with additional needs. As well as increasing opportunities for young people to be active, the project also aimed to increase youth participation. Our role was to embed outcomes measures and help demonstrate the impact of the project beyond bums on seats
Green SeedsAction for Sustainable Living2013We worked with Action for Sustainable Living to evaluate their Green Seeds project, which supported residents to set up and run environmental projects in their communities. This included qualitative research speaking to community volunteers and helping to form a plan for how the project could be taken forward.
North West WellbeingStockport Council2012-2014We undertook a mixed methods study to explore whether community based health projects build the assets people need to lead a healthy lifestyle. It involved the collection of 500 questionnaires and 30 interviews across 6 projects. The data was presented so it can be used by community based health projects to help inform commissioners
Bury PRA evaluationBury Council2013We carried out an evaluation of the Pimhole Renewal Area project which was a 10 year housing-led regeneration programme, involving property facelifts, gateways improvements, acquisition and clearance of selected properties and replacement of new build stock, dealing with empty properties and miscellaneous environmental improvements.
Creativity and Innovation in Micro-Enterprises (CIME) evaluationSwansea Metropolitan University2012CIME was an INTERREG funded initiative with the overall aim of embedding Creative & Innovative thinking into all areas of business. With Trilein Ltd we were selected to carry out an independent evaluation of the impact of the programme.
Parks for PeopleHeritage Lottery Fund2012 - 2015With Hall Aitken and CFP we have supported successful applicants to the Parks for People programme to comply with HLF’s monitoring and evaluation requirements. This includes evaluation training and support for projects in collecting robust monitoring data, the development of the HLF evaluation guidance and monitoring spreadsheet.nWe have used the monitoring data collected to produce evaluation reports on the impact of the programme to date.
Fire and FallsGMFRS2012-2014We evaluated an innovative partnership between the Fire Service and Social Services. The concept is those people most at risk of falls are also most at risk of fires. As such by cross-referral they will be able to minimize the impact of both. Our evaluation explored how the partnership is working. It focused on the practicalities of partnership working in increasingly complex and constrained environments
Community Garden NetworkGroundwork North Wales2013-2014We carried out an evaluation of the BIG Lottery Funded Community Garden Network project in North Wales, which promoted volunteering on greennspace projects in order to improve health and skills.nThe evaluation included the production of a businessncase to help secure future funding for the project.
Burslem ParkStoke on Trent City Council2013With CFP we carried out an evaluation of the Parks for People funded Burslem Park restoration project. This included surveys with visitors, stakeholder interviews and focus groups with users and staff.
Black to GreenNational Forest Company2015-presentWe have been appointed by the National Forest Company to evaluate the HLF funded Black to Green project, which aims to reconnect communities with the industrial and natural heritage of the National Forest
Brockwell ParkLambeth Council2014We designed a visitor survey and visitor count methodology, trained volunteers in how to use the survey and produced a report on the findings. The report was used as part of the project’s final evaluation report to HLF.
Barclays PL WorksPLCF2015-2016We worked with PLCF and Barclays to evaluate their employability programme aimed at getting young people who are furthest from the labour market into work. In the first evaluation we focused on the pilot clubs and identified key learning for other CCOs also delivering the programme.
Quality MarkLondon Youth2015We were commissioned by London Youth to review their Quality Mark. This included detailed case studies that aim to unpick the impact of the Quality Mark on organisations. This means understanding the different start points and end points of organisations and how the Quality Mark has supported this journey
Healthy ConversationsMental Health Foundation2014We conducted a process and impact evaluation of the Healthy Conversations project run as a partnership with the Foyer Federation. This identified several challenges associated with the internal management of the project and we made several recommendations to improve the overall impact of the project
PL Kicks MOPACPLC2015-2016We led the evaluation of the MOPAC funded elements of PL Kicks. This aimed to use the power of sport to engage young people in gangs or at risk of entering gangs in positive activities. The evaluation explored both the impact of the project on key MOPAC outcomes and what the most effective model for doing this was.
Tomorrows Natural LeadersYorkshire Wildlife Trust2016 to presentWe are undertaking an evaluation of Tomorrows Natural Leaders a lottery funded project aimed at supporting young people to access careers in the environment. Our evaluation involves understanding the impact of the project on young people and also building their capacity to understand what monitoring and evaluation is and how they can use it in their own projects.