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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


Wellbeing at ESS

Our wellbeing policy is about how we recognise and manage different needs so that we can all individually be at our best, and so that ESS can perform at its best!

Evaluation Stories 

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!


Participatory Research – Round Table Discussion

TSRF & The Binks Hub hosted a discussion at the Edinburgh Future’s Institute site, with peer-researchers from Poverty Alliance & Youthlink Scotland. In this blog, Marianne, Communications Officer at ESS, shares her thoughts from the round-table discussion.


Steven Marwick, Director of ESS, is leaving.

Steven Marwick is leaving Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS).  Steven built up ESS from its earliest beginnings into the successful organisation it now is. After 18 years, Steven feels the time is

Evaluation Stories 

Art in Healthcare

In 2020 and 2021 we supported Art in Healthcare, along with 15 other projects affected by the COVID-19 crisis, to evaluate and learn about their response to the crisis.

A quote from Steven Marwick, Director of ESS: "Only if we trust and learn with each other can we achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable people in these tough times."


Funders! it’s time to trust (an evidence-based rant) 

The Scottish Third Sector Tracker collects ongoing data about the state of the sector from hundreds of third sector organisations. Over half of respondents said that grant conditions had become more demanding!

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ESS March 2024 Newsletter

In this newsletter you can find information on a helpful new resource, dates for different workshops, and an upcoming event!