Demonstrating impact

Overview icon3NAVCA can show you how to showcase the evidence that demonstrates the social and economic impact of infrastructure.

There is an increasing expectation that charities and community groups will demonstrate how their work makes a difference. As public bodies seek to embed social value into commissioning processes, charities and community groups face the challenge of measuring and evidencing how they create value and make real change in the communities they serve.

Some of the ways NAVCA can help:

NAVCA Quality Award

The NAVCA Quality Award is an externally audited evaluation of the services offered to voluntary and community groups by a local infrastructure organisation. It is a great way to demonstrate you are a leading provider of services in your area.

Demonstrating Impact

NAVCA works with its membership to highlight great reporting tools appropriate to the outputs of infrastructure organisations. Our members are as diverse as the society they support so we know that one size does not fit all, instead we use our unique access to infrastructure to collate, share and develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks that clearly draw a line between the actions of infrastructure organisations and a better life for the people in their community.

Making the case for support

As part of adapting to the needs of your community, infrastructure organisations need to demonstrate that a gap in provision exists in order to secure support from potential commissioners. NAVCA can support your organisation with the tools and training to make a case for support, be it through a theory of change, state of the sector report or sharing the techniques you can apply to existing data to outline a much needed service.

Please contact us for more information on these topics.