Rainbow Project

Inspiring Impact Stories: Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is the largest LGB&T organisation in Northern Ireland.


Gavin Boyd, the Policy and Advocacy Manager of the organisation, is explaining in this vlog why focusing on outcomes and evaluating your work has to be the  norm for charities. 

Aligning Outcomes

Aligning Outcomes Community Evaluation NI

An Experiment in co-design

In 2018, Inspiring Impact funded CENI and thrive to create a project to improve impact practice in the arts sector.


On Wednesday 3 April, we will share lessons from the Aligning Outcomes: An Experiment in co-design project at an event in Malone House, Belfast.

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Impact frameworks

Impact frameworks Community Evaluation NI

We love a good framework as a starting point for planning and assessing impact.  Over recent months, we have been working on frameworks with Forward South Partnership, Causeway Coast and Glens Cultural Services and Linking Generations NI.


We have just started work with the Community Development Health Network and the Public Health Agency (PHA) on developing and implementing an outcomes framework for the new Community Development Capacity Building Programme. 


PHA have also commissioned us to review and develop outcomes for measuring the outcomes from Patient and Public Involvement (PPI).


Evaluations Northern Ireland CENI

Learn more about our most recent evaluation work

Recent commissions saw us work with Clanmil Housing Association to evaluate a pilot project with sheltered housing schemes in the Antrim area. 


Also in the housing arena, we are in the process of developing an evaluation framework for the Housing Associations Integration Project (HAIP).


Another current project involves reviewing cultural and community grants for Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.


We are also evaluating a number of projects for the Department for Communities, including Phase 2 of the Women in Community Transformation Programme and a lawfulness pilot project by DFC’s Voluntary & Community Division Fresh Start Team.

Patrick Flack

Patrick Flack CENI

Meet Patrick Flack the Impact & Evaluation Officer at the Greater Shankill Partnership

In November 2018, I took up the post of Impact & Evaluation Officer at the Greater Shankill Partnership (GSP), a community-led regeneration agency in the Greater Shankill area of Belfast. My primary role is to measure the impact of the various programmes that GSP co-ordinates and to develop an evidence-based strategy for programmes, initiatives and interventions.

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