Evaluation - getting started
A guide for projects supported by the Big Lottery Fund
Evaluation has many benefits for you and your project. It highlights your achievements as well as your areas for development, and helps you to progress towards your project outcomes. It gives you useful information to report to current or potential funders, and it helps you to improve the way you run your services.
Many organisations and groups receiving grants from the Big Lottery Fund will plan and carry out some form of evaluation of their project. This brief guide will help you think about the benefits of evaluation and how to get started. It also provides links to additional resources which will help you along your evaluation journey.
Our guide to evaluation (updated in 2016) (PDF, 622kb)