Building Capacity for Volunteering in East Kent

Find out how we're helping Dover District Volunteer Centre and Thanet Volunteer Bureau identify their strengths and areas for improvement and build capacity for volunteering in East Kent.

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.
Norfolk Family Mediation Service | Evaluation

Norfolk Family Mediation Service

Steve worked alongside staff and trustees from Norfolk Family Mediation Service for an afternoon to explore evaluation tools and techniques, determine the extent of their impact on local families and develop a bespoke evaluation framework.

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.

Thanet Volunteer Bureau Big Lottery Fund Success!

We're thrilled to hear from another charity client, Thanet Volunteer Bureau, that their recent Big Lottery Fund bid has been successful. We were...

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.

Musical Keys

Nineties rap legend Vanilla Ice and charity pricing strategies came together for (probably) the first time to help liven up the normally dry topic of costing services for charities looking to develop personalisation at our workshop, "Price, Price, Baby".

On World Mental Health Day

Truth is, none of us are immune to mental health problems. A few quotes from people we've met along the way.

Social Impact: Natwest Content Live

How do you measure social impact? That was the question posed to Steve Allman by NatWest bank, which recently wrote about measuring social...

Big Lottery Fund Success for Discrimination Charity!

Our evaluation client, Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), is celebrating a £350,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

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.

Social Good Six features interview with Steve Allman

We're thrilled that Steve Allman is featured in Social Good Six, an interview series by Alex Swallow which explores the work and motivations of...

International Women’s Day: Our Work With Inspiring Women

It's International Women's Day. Not only am I very fortunate to have married an inspirational woman (10x brownie points!) but I'm very fortunate...

Volunteer Centre Thanet

Steve spent time talking to older people about the impact of loneliness and isolation as part of our evaluation of an innovative Big Lottery Fund project delivered by Thanet Volunteer Bureau. We were thrilled when the project received further Big Lottery Fund support in 2017.

The Magdalene Group

The Magdalene Group commissioned Steve Allman to evaluate its Big Lottery Fund project which supports women sex workers and children at risk of sexual...

First Stop Centre

First Stop Centre is a one stop shop for disadvantaged people in Braintree, Essex and the surrounding communities. The centre offers a safe...

Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality

Tackling Discrimination in the East is a Big Lottery Fund project by Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality to support people facing prejudice...

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...

The Social Enterprise Blending Bikes and Disability Inclusion

Jessie and her mum Jill sat in Pizza Express in their home city of Nottingham one evening watching the waiting staff at work. They...

“Imagine Amazon for Disabled Children & Families; that’s SENDirect.”

It's a year since we interviewed SENDirect on behalf of School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia. SENDirect is a new concept of personalised information...

Labelled CIC Inspires Young People Through Enterprise

It's a year since we interviewed Labelled CIC on behalf of School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia. Darlington-based social enterprise Labelled supports young people...

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...

The Dystonia Society

The Dystonia Society provides support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by dystonia, a neurological condition which affects at least 70,000 people in the...

School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia Launches NDIS Accelerator Programme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) launched Australia’s first enterprise-based learning program this week to support disability organisations to develop market orientated, client focused...

Nesta

The Social Innovation Mentor Network matches social innovators who are scaling social enterprises and ideas with mentors who have had experience of doing just...

Dame Vera Lynn Childrens Charity

The Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity provides support for babies and children aged under five with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. ...

“Exporting Social Enterprise” Report Launches at Good Deals Conference

"Exporting Social Enterprise", a report co-authored by Steve Allman and based on his research earlier this year, has been launched by Social Enterprise UK...

Talking Greek Mythology & Social Enterprise in Athens

British Council Greece invited Steve Allman to Athens this week to present at their Social Enterprise conference, Doing Things The Other Way. Steve...

West London Action for Children

West London Action for Children supports families, teenagers and children facing challenges such as domestic violence, bereavement, divorce and separation, bullying and exclusion,...

Disability Focus Conference, Suffolk

The Suffolk Consortium of User Led Organisations and Individuals invited Steve Allman to chair their annual conference at Suffolk One this week. The...

School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia

School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia commissioned Steve Allman to research and develop case studies of innovative UK social enterprises in two sectors; youth and...

Talking Inclusion With Chinese Social Entrepreneurs

British Council Beijing invited Steve Allman to meet with a delegation of Chinese social entrepreneurs this week and talk about disability and social enterprise...

British Council

Exporting Social Enterprise is a report co-authored by Steve Allman and based on research he was commissioned to undertake by Social Enterprise UK and...

Enfield Parents & Children

Enfield Parents & Children (EPC) enables parents and carers to become knowledgeable and confident about services that will achieve outcomes for their children, in...

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK commissioned Steve Allman to design and deliver a social enterprise business plan workshop for early stage social entrepreneurs and also charities...

Momentum Norfolk

The impact report written by Steve Allman for Momentum (Norfolk) combined a large scale research project which engaged over 120 member organisations and key...

Action Planning

Action Planning is the UK’s leading full-service consultancy to the not-for profit sector. As an associate consultant, assignments delivered by Steve Allman have...

SAFE Network

Steve Allman undertake a market research scoping exercise on behalf of SAFE Network, a safeguarding programme jointly managed by the NSPCC and Children England...

Children England

Children England is the leading membership organisation and collective voice for the children and young people's voluntary sector. Steve Allman was commissioned by...

Royal Mail Paralympic Stamps Deliver 2nd Class Inclusion

Has Royal Mail's Paralympic stamp decision  failed to deliver on what could have been a first class opportunity to stamp out exclusion during the...

Community Action Suffolk

"Impactful Infrastructure or Simply LIP Service?" is a research project and impact report exploring the impact of voluntary sector infrastructure support in Suffolk; undertaken...

Junior2Adult Unbiased Mentoring Project

JUMP is a youth mentoring project set up for and run by young people in the Lowestoft area. Steve Allman was commissioned by...

World Autism Day – Breaking Butterfly Jars

I hope World Autism Day goes some way to changing the perceptions society has about people with autism.  People like Mark... Mark is in...

How To Be a Startup Social Enterprise Superhero!

This week Social Enterprise UK very kindly asked me to speak at the Social Enterprise Exchange Conference in Glasgow, where over 1200 people from...

Chenterprise: Oh No, Not Another Social Enterprise Definition…

Charity sits at home with a glass of sherry listening to Classic FM. Having relaxed in a warm bath of bubbles, Charity eases back...

10 Startup Social Enterprise Lessons from 80s Kids TV

Social Enterprise UK invited Steve Allman to talk to a group of aspiring social entrepreneurs about business essentials for those leading startup social enterprises. ...