We work with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and explain their impact.

ESS helps charities demonstrate the difference they make.

An increased emphasis on evidence based policy-making and outcome based funding means that evaluation is more important than ever.

If ‘what works’ or ‘why’ is not clear then it is extremely difficult to deliver the best services for those who need them, and to meet Scotland’s priorities.

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Involving lived and living experience – what this means for funders

In this blog we provide reflections on our learning about involving people with lived (& living) experience of the issues we fund in funder decision making or delivery.

Evaluation Stories Blog 

Tasting Change

This evaluation story shows the kind of evidence organisations can collect to prove their contribution to tackling health inequalities. Tasting Change aims to tackle food insecurity, increase community awareness levels

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ESS May 2024 newsletter

This month’s ESS newsletter includes an announcement from ESS Director Steven Marwick, some information on helpful new resources, and dates for upcoming workshops! Read the campaign here!

We issue our monthly ESS newsletter and updates to bring you the latest news on our work and inform you of our workshops and events, but also to share information about the great work that others are doing!