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Measuring the impact of Big Local in your area

How to tell your story

Saturday 18 March 10:00am - 3:30pm

Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB

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Book now by contacting Sarah Gilder on 01743 792393 or email sarah@r4c.org.uk

About this event

This event will help you to identify practical approaches to measuring impact. Impact could be described as the difference you make. 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 Big Local activities and 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 sometimes finding it difficult to collect information that proves this to other residents in the community, local groups and 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 Measuring the impact of Big Local in your area

Time Description
9:45

Arrival and coffee

Identifying questions or things you’d like to get from the day

10.00

Welcome, introductions and house-keeping

To include summary of questions and links to sessions in the programme

10:15

 

Why measure impact?

A discussion looking at people’s experiences and issues

10:45

Case studies (1)

Working in small groups to work on the impact measurement process

Coffee

11:30

 

Case studies (2)

Group work

Feedback from case studies – group discussion

12:45

Lunch

1:30

Feedback from the impact measurement research

•           What research was done

•           What we found out

            Q & A

1:45

Case Studies (3)

Group work

Feedback and discussion from case study group work

2:45

Summary of findings and identification of key learning points

Big Local evaluation

Post course questionnaire

3:30

Close

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 Priti Shah by email on priti.shah@localtrust.org.uk or phone 020 3588 0578.

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.

How to book or find out more

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 sarah@r4c.org.uk

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