We’re thrilled to hear that our friends at Home-Start Bristol have received some good news this week. The charity is set to receive a grant of £373,000 from Big Lottery Fund to deliver a new five-year project, Confronting Disadvantage in Bristol, which will start next April.

The grant will enable Home-Start Bristol to help more families with young children across Bristol by reducing their level of isolation and supporting them with their mental health needs. Home-Start Bristol has commissioned me a number of times, primarily to support them with evaluating impact and I’ve always been impressed by the charity’s willingness to try new things. For example, Home-Start Bristol developed it’s own database to more effectively record impact on local families and the charity’s trustees take a proactive role in evaluating impact through the Evaluation Steering Group.

Most recently, Home-Start Bristol commissioned me to appraise their self-evaluation report, prior to submitting the Stage Two bid to the Big Lottery Fund and I was very impressed by their achievements.

Congratulations Bev and the team, I’m sure you’ll make a real difference to Bristol families with this new grant!

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I'm passionate about the potential of charities and social enterprises and run my own consultancy helping them to evaluate impact and develop strategy. I'm particularly passionate about social inclusion and engaging vulnerable and marginalised groups. Also a proud Dad and future MAML :)

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