Independent Evaluation Service

Let us take care of your next project evaluation.

Price based on requirements, starting from £5000.

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Let us take care of your next project evaluation. With our winning mix of originality, enthusiasm and industry leading expertise, we make evaluation what it should be; effective, useful and inspiring.  In fact, one of our evaluation reports is used as an exemplar of excellence by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We can support you and your team, or take the lead on every stage of the evaluation process;

  • Writing insightful aims and objectives
  • Planning an effective research methodology
  • Creating evaluation tools and resources
  • Conducting the evaluation (hosting focus groups, doing on-site interviews, telephone interviews)
  • Collating and reviewing data
  • Summarising findings and drawing conclusions
  • Feeding back in both written reports and engaging presentations
  • Sharing findings with colleagues, funders and other organisations

We can manage every stage of this process and will regularly feedback to you on progress and findings. If you prefer to do some or all of the work yourself, then we can support you in providing the necessary training, guides and resources to do so.

We strongly advise that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your project and evaluation requirements.

It is never too early to get started with evaluation and we limit the number of projects we take on to guarantee we can dedicate sufficient time and attention to each project.

Costs are based on requirements and start from around £5000.

No project is ever too small, if we are excited by what you are doing, we will find a way to suit your budget.

It is free to chat, so get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.


‘It’s been a pleasure working with you. I have worked with external evaluators on some other projects recently with very mixed experiences. The approach you take is exemplary, and all the more impressive given the size and complexity of our programme!’

Conservation Director (October 2021)


‘I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you and colleagues for the final reporting and the particularly excellent reports. The Evaluator’s note: ‘We have evaluated hundreds of National Lottery Heritage Fund projects and this one stands out. Rarely do we get to evaluate such a positive and successful project with a set of truly deep outcomes in so many areas’ – is particularly gratifying. So congratulations to everybody…’

National Lottery Heritage Fund Investment Manager (April 2021)


Your support has been invaluable from the very start.’

(Jan 2021)


‘I’ve enjoyed working with everyone from Heritage Insider throughout the Pocklington Canal project; everyone has been friendly and easy to work with. It was really well structured in terms of what was required from the Trust, and I appreciated the regular email updates through the summative report phase which kept everything on track.’

Lizzie, Canal and Rivers Trust (September 2019)


‘The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership team always look forward to working with the team from Heritage Insider. We appointed them at the early stages of our five year programme to support us with our external evaluation. They have offered us much more than that though, they’ve helped us every step of the way through the initial health check, interim evaluation, legacy planning and final evaluation. At each of these points their work has helped us shape the next phase of our work, making us look at what we are doing, how we are doing it and changes we can make. These have always been changes for the better. With just over a year to go in our programme, their work with us on legacy planning has placed an increased focus on what we can achieve in the remainder of the programme and make sure there is a much stronger legacy to our work than if we’d not worked with them. The energy and enthusiasm they bring, gives us the energy to face the future challenges and improve on what we are doing.’

Landscape Partnership Development Manager, Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership


Thanks so much for all the work you’ve done with us over the last couple of years. I will confess that I was sceptical beforehand that the money allocated in the budget for evaluation would represent good value, but you have completely changed my mind! You’ve done an amazing job of herding the BFTB cats and I’ve learnt a lot, and I know the POs have found it really helpful. I’ll definitely be recommending Heritage Insider again.’

Director of UK Conservation, Butterfly Conservation


‘Good working partnership, open discussions, clear outline about what could be provided and what is recommended to get a good workable report.’

Woodland Trust


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