The Life Changes Trust recognises that every activity it funds should start with a clear sense of what it will achieve and how.

This section examines ways to understand the theory of change for your project. Understanding how change happens will help to determine clear outcomes and indicators to allow us to see if change has happened.

We discuss how effective planning can act as a basis for ongoing self-evaluation, learning, adaptation, and improvement.

You can also download the Planning Activities & Outcomes section as a PDF file below.

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Glossary of Terms

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We know that the terminology surrounding evaluation can often become confusing or off-putting. However, there are a few basic terms and concepts that it is important to be familiar with.  Download the glossary here.

Toolkit PDF


You can download our full Funding Evaluation Toolkit as a PDF document for printing.  It contains a full set of references and sources. Download the toolkit PDF here.