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This paper sets the options available to assess how Value for Money is traditionally assessed and identifies the most appropriate approaches for evaluating the success of certain Big Lottery Fund Support and Development contracts. The guide is not intended to provide detailed information on methodologies or how the approaches can be implemented.
Qualitative research conducted to explore the potential for open data to benefit the Fund and its stakeholders. The research generated a series of recommendations which are categorised as ranging from quick wins, to potential pilots, to strategy development.
The insights in this review have been drawn from evaluations of the Fund’s programmes to summarise our learning about how a grant holder can help their project to be sustainable.
This review is intended for anyone interested in applying for Big Lottery Fund funding. It is also expected to be useful for anyone interested in community engagement, and learning from the Fund’s programmes.