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Are you a third sector organisation?

We can support you through evaluation tools and resources, workshops and tailored support, case studies and blogs to help third sector organisations like you.

Support to third sector

Are you a funder?

We can support you through information, learning programmes, blogs, evaluation tools and resources for funders of third sector organisations.

Support to funders

Workshops and events

Evaluation Health Check - Virtual Sessions - 23rd and 25th of April.


Evaluation Health Check

23/04/2024 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

25/04/2024 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Need to improve your evaluation but don’t know where to start?! 

Book a 1-1, 25 minute free session with an ESS team member to talk about your evaluation.

We can help you think through what you might need to act on and direct you to relevant resources or training. There is no such thing as a stupid question! So book a slot and share your challenge!

Virtual workshop 

Evaluating Policy Influence

02/05/2024 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

So can you actually evaluate policy influence – and how? There are no magic answers! But this half day workshop will provide practical tips and tools on how to tackle the challenge.

Virtual workshop 

Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators

21/05/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

28/05/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Virtual workshop 

Make to Measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans

04/06/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

11/06/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Virtual workshop 

Telling my Story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

18/06/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

25/06/2024 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Making best use of what you have

ESS have developed principles for good evaluation to help you ensure your evaluation is good enough for you.

Principles for Good Evaluation