Evaluation of the Heads of the Valleys and Bridgend Enterprise Effect Project

Effect stands for Enterprise Facilitation for Effective Community Transformation. Based on the Siroli Institute’s Enterprise Facilitation™ approach, Effect offers free and confidential business support to local people, start-up ventures, existing businesses and social enterprises. The key elements of the project are: (a) Enterprise Facilitators who provide a free and confidential business facilitation service and access to their local network of contacts and resources; and (B) Volunteer Resource Panels - a group of community-minded people prepared to give their time to help local people get their ideas off the ground. Their role is to seek to address the specific needs or problems of each ca

Evaluation of the Communities & Nature Project

Communities and Nature (CAN) was a £14.5 million project part funded by the European Union’s Convergence Programme. The underlying ambition of CAN was to generate increased economic growth and sustainable jobs by capitalising on Wales’ environmental qualities, particularly its landscape and wildlife. Wavehill’s evaluation was undertaken over a three-year period alongside the delivery of the project and the initiatives it funded. The focus was on measuring the socio-economic impact of CAN interventions on volunteers, participants, delivery agents and the communities who ‘host’ initiatives funded by the project. Our work also included working with the then Countryside Council for Wales (now pa


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