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Measuring the impact of Big Local in your area

How to tell your story

Wednesday 11 October 9:45am - 3:30pm

Bolton Hub, Bold Street, Bolton BL1 1LS

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Book now by contacting Sarah Gilder on 01743 792393 or email

About this event

This event will help you to identify practical approaches for measuring your impact.  This will help you tell your story about what has changed in your area as a result of the work done by your partnership and the projects you have supported.

Who is this for?

It is for people in Big Local areas who want to:

  • measure the impact of Big Local in your community
  • find out about suitable tools and frameworks
  • share ideas and experiences with other Big Local areas
  • learn about community research approaches
  • tell your story using numbers and examples.

Further information

This event is shaped by the research undertaken in 2016 about how people are measuring the impact of Big Local activities. Resources for Change was commissioned by Local Trust to do this work and we met 20 Big Local partnerships to talk to them about what they were doing. It is these experiences that have helped us to design this learning event. We know that people are doing great things within Big Local areas but also that partnerships are finding it difficult to collect information that proves this to other local residents, partnership organisations, Local Trust and others. We also learned about some of the interesting ways that some partnerships and projects are measuring their impact and this event will be an opportunity to share that knowledge.

Agenda Wednesday 11 October

Time Description

Arrival and coffee

Participants given post-its and asked to write down any questions or things they’d like to get from the day.  Trainers to sort these into themes before the session starts.


Case Studies (1)

Working in small groups to work on the impact measurement process



Case Studies (2)

Group work

Feedback from case studies – group discussion




Feedback from the impact measurement research

What research was done

What we found out

Q & A


Tools and resources for measuring impact

Group work

Resources list

Feedback and discussion 


Summary of findings and identification of key learning points

Big Local evaluation

Post course questionnaire



More about this event

The event is free for anyone who lives or works in a Big Local area and we will provide lunch. We also provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance. For information on expenses and support, please contact Wendy Joynes by email on or phone 020 3588 0565.

If you are attending a Big Local event as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances.  Please ask when booking for further information.

Interested in participating? Want more information?

This event is being organised for Local Trust by Resources for Change. There are a maximum of 35 places available. To ensure as many areas can take part as possible we are initially limiting places to three per area. To book a place or if you have any questions please contact Sarah Gilder on 01743 792393 or

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