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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ESS June 2024 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can find information on our in-house training, new dates for upcoming workshops, a job vacancy, and a farewell from ESS Director Steven Marwick!

Evaluation Stories 

Smart Play Network

Smart Play Network (SPN) is the national organisation supporting play services and play providers in Scotland. ESS provided tailored support shortly after the Smart Play Network was set up in

Evaluation Stories 

Edinburgh Food Project

Edinburgh Food Project (EFP) runs food banks in Edinburgh and works to break the cycle of food poverty. They offer dignified immediate relief for people experiencing poverty, access to other


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!

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