How did we measure impact?
We asked our projects to encourage beneficiaries to fill in simple questionnaires about how the project had impacted on their everyday lives. Those questionnaires were analysed and outcomes recorded against wellbeing indicators. Some of our indicators relate to an increase in awareness, while others measure actual lifestyle change.
We also commissioned the University of Central Lancashire to visit a sample of projects and carry out qualitative evaluation, including in-depth interviews of individuals and focus groups.
In addition, many of the projects commissioned their own independent evaluations with some requiring beneficiaries to provide additional information about their progress.
Final impact report (PDF)
Phase 1 portfolio report (PDF)