Comment: Their impact has been extensively evaluated by partner Impetus. Their evaluations have shown the Spear programme significantly out-performs benchmark education, employment and training outcomes for every age range and qualification level, when measured at three, six, nine and 12 months after completing. Impact data also shows on average 75% of those completing the Spear programme typically cease ....more
Comment: High quality educational workshops in their main programme have given students an in-depth awareness of environmental issues teachers may be unable to provide, and which they can share with friends and family. Core behavioural changes in young people are where they primarily measure impact and their hopes are that by instilling values in nature and conservation, young people will cause systematic ....more
Comment: Pregnant women in the prison system and community groups that use Birth Companions services may have to deal with multiple issues, coming from a range of disadvantaged backgrounds. Though these challenges are significant, data collected through surveys consistently indicates the charity is providing high levels of practical support and guidance to a growing number of women. This not only adds ....more
Comment: Volunteering efforts to recycle plastic pollution from beaches have enabled them to increase the amount of recycled waste per tonne year-on-year. This core outcome is the basis for growth in their other positive outcomes including the momentum to engage with parliament that saw a reduction of plastic use in Westminster and their movement into urban communities.
Comment: Continuing studies conducted by Cranfield and Oxford University to measure sand dam water yield have shown promise, with one community abstracting over 90,000 litres from one sand dam in a month. This has the potential to change the lives of those who face the struggles of poverty in Africa as the overall cost across programmes to provide clean and sustainable water to just one person long term ....more
Comment: Evaluations have shown over 90% of students that work with The Access Project come from disadvantaged backgrounds but are significantly more likely to apply and receive offers from top third most selective universities, than if they weren't supported by the programme. Surveys measuring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures on students education have shown a proportionately ....more