Easy Steps to Evidencing Need

 There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

This course will help you understand why you need to gather evidence of need. Evidence of need is proof that clearly demonstrates why your project or service is needed. This evidence may be already available, or you may have to undertake consultations or research.

Course Aims To:

  • A need is a problem, situation or issue your project idea aims to address
  • Understanding the need you’ve identified helps design the best solution.
  • It is an essential element to successful project planning, it;

           -develops a clear understanding of the purpose of the project and its activity

           -focuses the project and helps it stay on track - project management 

           -informs others why you are doing what you are doing

 By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand what evidence of need is and why it is important
  • Understand what evidence of need you need to collect
  • Know how to go about collecting evidence of need
  • Know how to use evidence of need with confidence when applying for funding 

Benefits of attending:

  • Hints and practical tips from DCA Advisors on how to gather evidence of need.
  • Practical exercises to support the learning process
  • Insight from other organisations experiences

Our “Easy Step” courses are underpinned by common sense principles to help your organisation succeed. Each “Easy Step” short course is broken down into clear steps supported by exercises, worksheets, examples and experience to help you understand each step before moving onto the next.

Who this course is for:

  • Trustees or committee members of all types of voluntary and community groups, from community libraries to pre-schools and lunch clubs.
  • Anyone who is involved in bid writing/apply for grants/fundraising.
  • You are looking to motivate and support others in your organisation. 

When and Where:

Date: 11th December 2018, 9.45am registrations for 10am start through to 12 noon finish

Venue: Swanage Fire Station BH19 1HT

Cost: £30 pp for voluntary and community groups, £40 pp for statutory groups

Refreshments will be provided 

Further information: Please contact us on 01202 847605 or email [email protected]

Please read the DCA Training Course and Event Booking Terms & Conditions Policy prior to booking places for any events.

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