Monday, December 11, 2017

Home-Start Norfolk Big Lottery Fund Success!

One of my recent evaluation clients, Home-Start Norfolk, has been awarded £500,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.

Home-Start Thanet: Big Lottery Fund Evaluation

Sharon Lewis, Executive Manager at Home-Start Thanet, talks about the charity's Big Lottery Fund project and how she hopes our external evaluation will help the charity reach more families.

Home-Start Medway: Organisational Strengths Review

Home-Start families often tell us that financial problems increase stress on their family, but they're rarely the focus of a whole Big Lottery Fund project. Find out how Financial Fitness Champions is helping.

Home-Start Dover: Organisational Strengths Review

We completed an Organisational Strengths Review of Home-Start Dover District, helping trustees and staff to identify the charity's strengths, areas for improvement and potential opportunities.

Home-Start Shepway: Big Lottery Fund Evaluation

Imagine it's a hot summer's day but you avoid taking your kids to the beach because you can't afford an ice cream? In parts of Folkestone, up to 38% of children are living in income deprived households. Find out how EPTA is helping.

Home-Start Norfolk

Home-Start Norfolk commissioned Steve to undertake our biggest Home-Start evaluation to date, which engaged over 400 families, volunteers and referrers from all parts of Norfolk.

Home-Start Essex in Basildon

Find out more about the Organisational Strengths Review we completed for Home-Start Essex in Basildon, in connection with their new Big Lottery Fund project, Well Parent.


Steve is a Home-Start super fan. He loves the simplicity of the charity's model and has seen the impact of Home-Start first hand, having worked on Big Lottery Fund evaluations, Organisational Strengths Reviews and consortia/merger development for over 25 schemes and consortia.

Big Lottery Fund Success! Home-Start East Suffolk

We're thrilled to hear that another of our charity clients, Home-Start East Suffolk, has received some good news from the Big Lottery Fund this...

Home-Start in Suffolk

Steve was commissioned by two Home-Start schemes in Suffolk to undertake due diligence ahead of their potential merger.

Home-Start Bristol Big Lottery Fund Success!

We're thrilled to hear our clients Home-Start Bristol have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant to support local families with young children.

Home-Start North West Kent

Home-Start North West Kent commissioned Steve Allman to undertake an external evaluation of their five-year Big Lottery Fund project. The project had helped local families...

Home-Start Kernow

Home-Start Kernow selected Steve Allman to evaluate their Big Lottery Fund project following an invitation to tender. The charity supports families across Cornwall...

Home-Start Bristol

Home-Start Bristol has commissioned Steve Allman a number of times: Evaluation Appraisal | August 2016 Home-Start Bristol asked Steve Allman to appraise their self-evaluation of their...

Stepping Out/Home-Start UK

Steve was a member of the Stepping Out team commissioned by Home-Start UK to conduct a major strategic review of the national charity in 2016.

Home-Start Exeter & East Devon

Home-Start Exeter & East Devon has commissioned Steve Allman to evaluate their Big Lottery Fund project twice; firstly in 2014 (Year 3) and most...

Home-Start Kennett

Home-Start Kennet, one of our charity clients, has been in touch to share some good news; the charity has been awarded a Big Lottery...

Home-Start Consortium Suffolk

We recently reviewed the Home-Start Consortium in Suffolk, which comprises three local schemes. Independently, the three schemes support families throughout Suffolk who are...

Home-Start Consortium Mid Essex

Mid Essex Home-Start Consortium includes Home-Start Chelmsford, Home-Start Maldon and Home-Start Witham, Braintree and Halstead. The three schemes worked together to secure a Big Lottery...

Home-Start West Berkshire

Home-Start West Berkshire commissioned Steve Allman to undertake an Organisational Strengths Review of the charity, which supports families with young children struggling with a...

Home-Start Torridge & North Devon

Home-Start Torridge & North Devon commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project, Bridging The Gap. Home-Start Torridge &...

Home-Start North Somerset

Home-Start North Somerset commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project which supports local parents to develop skills...

Big Lottery Fund Boost for Domestic Abuse

We were thrilled to hear from one of our recent evaluation clients, Home-Start Shepway, that they have been awarded a £499,999 Big Lottery Fund...

A to Z of Home-Start Evaluation

Home-Start Bristol very kindly invited me to their Regional Cluster Meeting yesterday to share my top tips for evaluation with Home-Start schemes from across...

Home-Start Shepway

Home-Start Shepway commissioned Steve Allman to write an external evaluation of their Big Lottery Fund project which supports women experiencing domestic abuse. We interviewed a...

Home-Start Teignbridge

Home-Start Teignbridge commissioned Steve Allman to deliver a bespoke workshop on evaluation and impact. In consultation with the scheme prior to the workshop, Steve...

Home-Start South & West Devon

Home Start South & West Devon (formerly Home-Start South Hams, Plymouth and Tavistock) commissioned Steve Allman to undertake a summary evaluation of their charity,...

Home-Start East Suffolk

Home-Start East Suffolk (formerly Home-Start Suffolk Coastal) has commissioned Steve Allman to undertook a number of assignments, both as an independent scheme and also...