Inspired by 2012 Health and Wellbeing Legacy Grants

Date Posted: 08/08/2016 | Posted In: Evaluations

In September 2013 the Dorset Health and Wellbeing Board supported proposals for a ‘Joint Health and Wellbeing Olympic Legacy fund programme for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole’.

£704,000 was allocated to projects to provide innovative and evidence based local activities in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. The aim of the legacy fund was to create a legacy and inspire communities by investing in projects that focus on the particularly vulnerable, marginalised and deprived communities in order to address health inequalities which exist in Dorset

Progress Health Partnerships have been commissioned to conduct an  external evaluation to identify whether investing in health interventions is successful in helping to reduce health inequalities amongst vulnerable / deprived communities.

The evaluation we are conducting looks at the effectiveness of a grant funding programme to deliver desired aims (macro evaluation), and the effectiveness of organisations to deliver aims through grant funding (micro evaluation). and Adress research questions including:

  • Has the programme helped reduce health inequalities?
  • Has the programme reached / benefited vulnerable / deprived communities / target groups?
  • What affect has the programme had on strengthening health and well-being networks and their ability to deliver
  • Has the programme offered good value to health services in regards to investment v impact and in comparison to conventional treatment?
  • Can the programme clearly demonstrate health impact?
  • Are there certain targeted health inequalities more susceptible to success through to grant funding than others?
  • Are there certain project types more successful than others?
  • Are there certain target groups more successful than others?
  • What are the positive lessons learnt? What has worked?
  • What are the negative lessons learnt? What has not worked?


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