Supporting services to build their evaluation capacity: evaluation grants for the child sexual abuse and exploitation sector.
Important notice: Bids now closed.
The Centre is delighted to announce the launch of its first grant programme.
Front-line services tackling child sexual abuse / exploitation (CSA/E) can struggle to evidence the effectiveness of their service delivery because they lack the time, resources, or expertise to put in place evaluation frameworks to capture evidence of 'what works'.
This fund aims to assist services to put in place the fundamental building blocks that lay the basis for evaluation.
The fund will make grants of up to £25,000 for no fewer than ten not-for-profit organisations in the child sexual abuse and child exploitation sectors.
This fund contributes towards the Centre’s aim to improve understanding of what works to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation - ultimately to improve the response to, and outcomes for, children and young people.
Eligible organisations must:
We expect services to want to involve someone skilled in evaluation work in developing their bid and delivering the work.
We will focus on themes that are under-funded and high priority issues:
Within these areas particular interest in evaluation work with:
Applicants can bid for funding for one or more of these nine activities:
We understand that all CSA/E service providers will be at different stages of their evaluation-journeys, so the grants can be tailored to cover the evaluation task/s that they need funding to complete.
During the grant period the Centre of Expertise will support grantees to become more effective and share learning and good practice by offering training, coaching and networking opportunities.
Bids now CLOSED.
All grants are for a maximum of six months and between £5,000 to £25,000. Total fund: £250k.
Grant offers will be made in August, with all grants required to complete by the 31st March 2018.
The grants are specifically for the core costs of building an organisation’s evaluation capacity: staffing, IT equipment, staff training. The grants are not for delivery costs.
Bid application timeline:
Open: 14th June 2017
Close: Midday 7th July 2017
Interviews for applicants: August 2017
To apply please download the application form and supporting documents:
New on 30 June: Evaluation Fund Frequently Asked Questions – replies to questions that clarify aspects of the Fund’s remit
All funding application assessors are subject to our Declaration of Interests Policy (PDF, 116KB)
Additional support material
Please contact email@example.com if you have any queries about the grants and application process.
Larger grants (24 months in length) will be available in 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years.
Open (for 2018/19): Autumn 2017
More details will be added here closer to the open date.
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