Getting to Grips with Monitoring and Evaluation

Community Works free training for small organisations: Getting to Grips with Monitoring and Evaluation and the Community Insight Tool

Date: Thursday 10 March 2016Time: 9.30 – 1.00pm

Venue: Community Base Conference Room

Trainer: Paul Bramwell (training consultant) and Kate Gilchrist (BHCC Public Health)

Cost: This training is free, but will be prioritised to Community Works members

This training is aimed specifically at groups:

  • With an income of under £35,000 and who are receiving a grant through the Community Health Fund and/or who are delivering health and well-being activities
  • Priority will be given to those groups whose health and well-being activities support LGBT people, people from BME communities or older people (including intergenerational work)

This half-day course is a back to basics for anyone who is involved in or new to monitoring and evaluation, or who wants a refresher to improve the quality of their work. It will also include a demonstration of the Community Insight Tool (, which allows you to find, explore and use a wide range of facts and figures at different geographic levels for Brighton and Hove. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Measure success against the aims and objectives of your organisation
  • Set a baseline against which to monitor and evaluate future work and use the Community Insight Tool to help you do this
  • Set and measure outputs, outcomes and milestones
  • Use different qualitative and quantitative monitoring techniques
  • Use the information you have gathered to critically evaluate your work
  • Begin to convince funders and commissioners of the added value of your work.

Techniques covered will include record keeping, questionnaires and evaluation forms, focus groups, interviewing and other participatory methods of collecting information about your activities or services. There will also be an opportunity to talk about building relationships with your funders.


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