Grantmaking LCCC CENI

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council appointed CENI to review its cultural and community grants. Working with council staff, elected members and local groups, we created a consistent and streamlined approach that focusses on supporting community and cultural outcomes.


Live testing of the new application and assessment system kicked off in May with the launch of the ‘Good Relations & Cultural Identity’ grant scheme.

Coproduction and PPI

Evaluations Northern Ireland CENI

Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) is the active and effective involvement of service users, carers and the public in Health and Social Care (HSC) services.


We have just finished co-designing performance measures for Personal & Public Involvement (PPI) transformation funding with the PPI Leads. And have completed a report recommending ways to evidence co-production in the future.


The project is funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA).

‘Measuring Up’ relaunched

Measuring Up Relaunched CENI

Community Evaluation NI (CENI) is the Northern Ireland Inspiring Impact UK partner, which has just launched the refreshed ‘Measuring up’


‘Measuring up’ is a free, step-by-step self-assessment tool that allows you to review and improve your organisation’s impact practice – that is, the way you plan, evidence, communicate and learn from the difference that your work makes.


Over 2,000 individuals have already used ‘Measuring up’ for their organisations. At CENI we can offer you any support you need to help you use the tool and act on the results.


The ‘Measuring up’ tool is developed by the Inspiring Impact UK and funded by the National Big Lottery Fund UK.


Hackathon CENI Brenda Kent presentation

Carnegie UK Trust as part of its Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland project organized in partnership with Stratagem NI, Hackathon. The event brought together Community Planning, data and communications colleagues from the 11 councils and statutory partners, to discuss all things data and communication with some research, UK wide approaches, best practice and storytelling thrown in for good measure.

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