Evaluating our work

We undertake evaluation to support continuous improvement, to understand the outcomes and impacts of our past investment, and in order to establish our reputation as expert grant-makers whose funding creates lasting benefits for heritage, people and communities.

We report on these achievements through continuous programme evaluation, which often relies on information from project level self-evaluations. Programme evaluation helps us learn through:                      

  • Monitoring – letting us know if our strategy is heading in the right direction?
  • Evidencing – telling us whether our programmes are achieving their objectives?
  • Validating – informing us whether we are making the right funding decisions?
  • Improving – showing us if we can improve if we change something?
  • Researching – adding to our body of knowledge
  • Advocating – providing our board with evidence to support our vision

(The below publications are presented in reverse chronological order.)