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Big Lottery Fund learning support for grantholders


Big Lottery Fund learning support for grantholders is run by Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) on behalf of Big Lottery Fund in Scotland from November 2017 to 2020


We are delighted to announce that Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) will be delivering free learning and self-evaluation support to a range of Big Lottery Fund grantholders in Scotland from November 2017 to 2020.

ESS has 13 years’ experience of supporting third sector organisations show the difference they make.

What difference will this support make to me as a Big Lottery Fund grantholder?

Learning and self-evaluation will help you tell the story of your impact to funders and help you improve and deliver even better work.

Grantholders will be better able to:

What support will we offer?

Grantholders can take up a range of support such as:

1-1 tailored support:

This is a face to face meeting tailored to grantholder specific needs such as: 

Let’s Evaluate! workshops

There are three workshops that grantholders can attend (one, two or all three) of the following workshops:

 Getting Started

Make to Measure

Telling My Story

Workbooks and online resources

Workbooks cover the key information given at workshops and include exercises to work through. These can be used in addition to attending a workshop or instead of workshops. 

You can also access our resources here including method sheets and tools and our evaluation support guides.

Additional support, resources, and case studies will be developed in the future including:

Topics and dates will be developed in response to emerging grantholder needs. Keep in touch through this page.

How to get support?

If you are interested in accessing learning support please contact your Funding Officer at the Big Lottery Fund. All support is free of charge to the grantholder. Once a referral has been made, the ESS team will discuss your support needs with you and agree how best to meet them.

Learning and self-evaluation support is not mandatory but is an opportunity to learn more about how your organisation and the service you deliver is working.

Martin Cawley, Scotland Director, Big Lottery Fund - Why learning from others is important

In the video below Martin Cawley, Scotland Director, Big Lottery Fund, talks about the importance of providing opportunities for grantholders to learn from each other.