Guidance

Evaluation: Community Organisers and Community First Programme

Evaluation datasets used for the Community Organisers programme and the Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund programme.

Documents

Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund - Description of Database

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Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund - Database in CSV Format

Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund - Database in 360Giving Format

Details

Any data that might identify the details of survey respondents has been removed.

Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund Programme

The evaluation of the Community First Neighbourhood Match Fund is available at this link. A database has been compiled of 17,176 of the projects that were funded, which includes £25.9 million of expenditure, £90.6 million matched-funding and 5.3 million volunteering hours.

The database allows further analysis such as mapping of the projects and linking to local area datasets. In addition, the evaluation team have extracted key words from the project descriptions which can support text analysis. For instance, clustering text into common project types (see analysis at this link). As an example the team has created a simple interactive word cloud application (available at this link) based on analysis of 17,176 projects containing a key word.

In addition the evaluators for the programme IPSOS Mori conducted a survey of projects each year for three years. The detailed surveys and questions which have been published on this page include:

  • A description of the database
  • The database in .csv format
  • 2012-13 Projects Survey Questionnaire
  • 2013-14 Projects Survey Questionnaire
  • 2014-15 Projects Survey Questionnaire
  • The database in 360Giving format

360Giving supports organisations to publish their grants data in an open, standardised way and helps people to understand and use the data to help decision-making and learning.

The actual data files are available in SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) or STATA formats upon request.

Community Organiser Programme

The Community Organiser Evaluation report is available at this link. During the course of the evaluation the evaluators IPSOS Mori conducted surveys of Community Organisers immediately after their residential course at the start of the programme and after 10 months working in their local communities. The detailed surveys and questions which have been published on this page include:

  • The Post Residential survey questionnaire
  • The 10 month survey questionnaire

The actual data files are available in SPSS or STATA formats upon request.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about these data files or want to request access to the actual data please contact ewen.mckinnon@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Published 20 March 2017