Monitoring and Evaluation Masterclass – 18th November 2016 – CANCELLED


Monitoring and Evaluation Masterclass – 18 November 2016

This workshop is for Trustees and Staff of Community Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises who wish to understand and introduce Monitoring and Evaluation to their organisation.

We will be holding the workshop on Friday 18th November 2016) at the St James Centre in the conference room.  This is a half day workshop starting at 9.30 am prompt and finishing at 1 pm. Participants should arrive from 9:15 am onwards.  The cost per person attending the course will be £50.

The workshop is designed to help you to plan and introduce effective monitoring and evaluation to your projects or organisational delivery.

The areas that will be covered by the workshop will be:

  • the difference between monitoring and evaluation
  • grant funder requirements
  • using monitoring and evaluation to shape your planning and decision making
  • managing project performance
  • short term v long term assessment
  • project monitoring and how to capture information
  • maximising spend and evidencing financial expenditure, KPIs and project milestones
  • measuring project outcomes, impact and value
  • when to introduce evaluation into the planning, development and delivery cycle

To book onto this Masterclass please click here to go to the event booking page

We have invited Funding Consultant Caroline Platt to produce the workshop and provide her expertise on the day.  Caroline previously worked for Wirral Council as a Project Manager for the SRB 6 Wirral Waterfront Programme, and subsequently within the Economic team. Caroline’s specialisms are strategy development, programme and project development, project appraisal, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and resource procurement. She has worked with European Structural Funds (ESF and ERDF) and UK Government funding regimes since 1995. Throughout her career Caroline has secured more than £5m from EU and UK Government sources and is an accomplished bid writer.

Alongside project management Caroline has also had managerial responsibility for West Lancashire and Wirral Council’s SRB Grant Programmes, managing bidding rounds and scheme promotion, developing a pipeline of potential projects, securing committed spend, project appraisal, Board reporting and tracking and performance management of projects so that they meet the outputs/outcomes agreed within the terms of their Funding Offer Letters.

Caroline has been a Funding Consultant since 2015. During 2015 REP Consulting helped Linacre Methodist Church in Litherland to secure over £1.2m towards the restoration of the Albert Walker Hall. Caroline developed and wrote the HLF Business Plan.  She is currently working alongside Peter Riley to deliver a package of support to the Wirral based BME support agency Wirral Change.  Earlier this year the team completed a Building Capabilities Evaluation, funded through BIG Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme.  They have since been contracted to support Wirral Change with their fundraising strategy over the next 2 years and will also assist them with their Charity’s developmental plans.

Caroline’s personal interests include heritage and she has been supporting the Cannington Shaw project in St.Helens in a voluntary capacity since January 2015.  Caroline is Secretary and Project Manager of the Cannington Shaw Preservation Trust.

Working with funding streams over the years she has direct experience with neighbourhood management, community economic development, skills training and employment, public art and environmental regeneration.

She is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fundraising and currently holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).


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