Monitoring and evaluation

Collecting information and data on the impact of your activities and services is an important part of running your group or organisation. What information and data you collect, analyse and share, requires careful thought and planing.

The information and data should help you to:

  • track the success of your activities and services
  • identify areas of your work which could be improved
  • provide evidence of the change you’ve made to people’s lives

This information will not only be required by funders of your current projects or services, but will be essential for writing future funding bids. It’s also important information to share with all your stakeholders.


We can help you

We’re here to help you make your monitoring, evaluation and data collection more effective.

Our training coursesmembers conferences, and one-to-one support provided through our mentoring programme and consultancy service, can all help you with this.

If you would like help to make your monitoring and evaluation more effective, get in touch with us or 01273 234023.


Monitoring, evaluation and impact partnership

We’re working with the Community University Partnership Programme and the University of Brighton School of Applied Social Science to support and improve data practice locally.

The partnership has brought together academic knowledge of data collection, analysis and research ethics with the experiences and expertise of voluntary and community organisations.

To date, the partnership has run a number of workshops and symposiums on issues related to data collection.

We’ve also contributed to a new book on the practices of voluntary and community sector, and in particular the issue of data burden and the local care sector.


A call for change

We’ve co-written a call to action to highlight the need for a change in the way data is collected in community services and activities.

In particular, we wish to highlight the issue of data burden within community services and activities, and the need to move towards simple and dignified data collection.


Local data

If you’re looking for statistics, reports, maps and other data about Brighton and Hove, visit the community insight website.

The website allows you to find, explore and use a range of facts and figures about different areas and communities in the city. It includes data from the census, on deprivation, and on local needs.

The information is useful for writing funding applications and for developing your monitoring and evaluation plans.