At Community Evaluation NI (CENI) we act as an independent champion for good impact practice, providing strategic leadership and innovation.


    • We carry out research into impact practice as it applies to the third sector and its funders.
    • We develop new approaches and methods to help capture the outcomes and impact of third sector activity.
    • We provide opportunities for impact practitioners to network, share experiences and learn from each other.
    • We engage with decision-makers and advocate for better impact practice.


If you want to discuss how we can help, please contact us.


Inspiring Impact

Inspiring Impact is on a mission to make good impact practice the norm by creating a culture of continuous improvement among voluntary organisations.

Alignment Project

Alignment Project CENI Thrive

The Alignment Project explores a neat line of effect and accountability between regional government, local authorities and funded third sector cultural groups.

Impact Practice Route Map

The Impact Practice Route Map presents the direction of travel, key actions and partnership opportunities for supporting an impactful, independent third sector. We are seeking partners to make things happen.