This section will give you a step by step guide to evaluate your project, give you details on the recommended questions to ask to measure your impact, share learning from projects in and out of the county and provide guidance on how to measure the financial return on investment of your work. HSP have produced a guidance document to simplify the steps needed to evaluate sport and PA projects called the Hertfordshire Evaluation Framework which can be downloaded below.
Hertfordshire Evaluation Framework
This evaluation guide has been put together to help organisations with limited knowledge and experience of evaluation to understand the steps to take when building evaluation into project design. It has been kept as brief as possible to make it quick and easy to read.
- Hertfordshire Evaluation Framework
- Appendix A: examples of SMART aims and objectives
- Appendix B: examples of logic models
- Appendix C: outcome measures spreadsheet
- Appendix D: how to analyse results
- Appendix E: example of how to write up results
- Appendix F: example project report
- Appendix G: worked example from start to finish (steps 1 – 6)
Evaluation Framework Workshops
This workshop will give a brief introduction of the Hertfordshire Evaluation Framework and why evaluating your work is important. It will take you through a step by step process to of how to design and implement evaluation and how this can benefit your organisation. We will discuss the use of validated tools and how to decide which is most appropriate for your work.
Workshop dates (all 10am-12.30pm):
Please use the links above to book your place, or for more information, please contact Fiona Deans.
Introduction to Qualitative Methods Workshop
This workshop explores focus groups as an effective tool for project evaluation. It will explain the importance of understanding participant opinions and feelings, how they can be used at different project stages to influence the process, why focus groups are useful for obtaining a wider perspective, and how the data gained can be used to produce better impact reports. Practical skills will also be discussed, with tips provided for managing group dynamics and developing confidence as interviewer.
Workshop dates (all 1pm-4pm):
Please use the links above to book your place, or for more information, please contact Matthew Hughes-Short.
National impact reports
The Sport England website contains national impact reports for a number of programmes such as: Sportivate, School Games, Active Colleges, Active Women, Active Universities and the Community Sport Activation fund. To read the reports, click on the weblink below and scroll down the page to “Evaluation”.