Outcomes and impact assessment: for funders, grant makers and commissioners

  • 1 day
  • Impact
Does our money make a difference? is a question that trusts, foundations and commissioners ask themselves. This course is for funders, grant makers and commissioners who want to better assess the outcomes and impact of the projects they fund. We will help you think through the type of information you need to collect and why, and methods and approaches for assessing outcomes and impact. We will explore good practice principles in monitoring and evaluation, and how you might support grantees to better evidence the effects of their work and make a bigger difference with your money. This is a discursive and interactive course where you will join other funders to share and extend your knowledge, skills and confidence in outcome and impact assessment.


By the end of the day you will have greater understanding of:

  • different approaches to monitoring and evaluating funded work

  • what information it is reasonable and feasible to ask for from funded projects

  • principles of good practice in impact assessment and reporting

  • what to consider in order to set up an appropriate and proportionate monitoring and evaluation system.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for trusts, foundations and commissioners who provide funding to organisations. If you’re a funder who wants to become better at assessing the outcomes and impact of the projects you fund, this is the course for you. If you are NOT a funder, grant maker or commissioner, please look at our Outcomes and impact measurement courses.

Previous attendees have said about this course:

‘I really enjoyed this course. It has refreshed my approach to evaluation’

‘I liked the style and approach of the trainer’

‘Nicely coordinated. Well directed’

'Excellent facilitator and is clearly very knowledgeable'

Who runs it? 

This course will be run by one of our consultants from NCVO Charities Evaluation Service . The team work with more than 1,000 voluntary organisations and funders each year, providing practical support through self and independent evaluation, impact consultancy and organisational development. 


The training will run from 09.45 until 16.30.

Would you like to run this training for your organisation?

All of our training courses can be delivered at your premises at a time and date that suits you. We can work with you to tailor our courses to match your needs. Often if you have four or more learners, in house training may be more cost effective. 
For more information please complete our online contact form.

Contact us 

Email or phone (020 7520 9391) the training team with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


Our pricing structure is based on your organisation’s gross annual income. NCVO members also receive a 30% discount off training prices. Organisations with a gross annual income of less than £30k can join NCVO for free and will then qualify for the discount.

Below £5 million £5 million or above
NCVO member £200.00 £355.00
Non-NCVO member £285.00 £507.00