The Life Changes Trust believes that evaluation is an essential part of all the initiatives we fund. Evaluation supports accountability by describing what has been done and what has happened as a result. It also allows us to understand how and why your activities made an impact. Done as part of everyday activity it enables learning and improvement by everyone. We also think that understanding what doesn’t work is often as important as understanding what does.
Each initiative we fund will be supported to evaluate the work it does. This will include:
- Tailored evaluation guidance for each funding initiative
- An Evaluation Framework that sets out our overall principles and approach
- An Evaluation Toolkit that brings together useful resources and advice for carrying out self-evaluation.
We will continue to develop the the Evaluation Toolkit and welcome suggestions and feedback.