Our Long Standing Clients
- Hampshire County Council – Fundraising, SROI and evaluation projects
- Kent County Council – Feasibility, Fundraising and Business planning
- Basildon District Council – Feasibility, fundraising, project management and evaluation services
- London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames – feasibility, fundraising, project management
- Harlow District Council – feasibility, fundraising and business planning.
- London Borough of Newham – feasibility and fundraising
- Gravesham Borough Council – feasibility, fundraising, project management.
Wat Tyler Country Park
Basildon District Council
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- East of England Development Agency
- Dept of Communities and Local Government
- Landfill tax Credits Scheme
- Essex County Council
£7.2m development project, including new visitor centre, education centre and increased education facilities, increased volunteering work and training programme and adult education programme. Site was an ex industrial explosives factory and converted to a popular green space visitor attraction.
New audience development programme
- New events
- Visitor trails
- Exhibition centre
- New Family learning Programme and establishment as a “Community Host”
- New large scale landscaping improvements to develop visitor access, enjoyment and understanding of the wider landscape.
Glevum Project Role
Lead Consultant on Project Development and Project Delivery Detailed Business Plan – new centre now operating on business target and is financially self sufficient including catering, retail, room hire, weddings, conferences. New Visitor centre highly sustainable
Overall project managers for the capital development
Commercial management consultants – constantly monitoring and improving business performance across the site .Glevum Consulting has been working with the client for over 12 years and has seen the park develop into a major sub regional visitor attraction which is used extensively by the local community.
- Visitor numbers increased by 50,000 in 1st year post development now 300,000 per annum
- Park now developing as a new “Community Host” for the sub region.
- Launch of increased formal education programme and appointment of new education officer
- Launch of new Adult Education Programme
- Extensive new training programme for over 175 new volunteers to the park
- Broadening the range of volunteer duties as well as increasing the volunteering programme.
- New facilities have become financial self sufficient within the 1st year of operation.
Wat Tyler Country Park (Green Centre)
- Currently – Motorboat Museum 1600m/2
- New Green Centre – Completed by March 2011 (50% of building est 800m2). Exemplar of affordable and highly sustainable refurbishment.
- Exhibition on sustainability and energy efficiency.
- Home for significant natural history collection and biological records centre
- I – Lab – space to encourage R&D, showcasing, training/skills, exhibitions, corporate hospitality and product launches.
- Seminar room/s
- Woodchip Boiler, PVT, Grey water Recycling, High insulation of spaces, Low mechanical ventilation,Sustainable Timber and insulation materials, Low budget £1000/m.
- Possible SME Incubator Unit/ demonstration area, large skills training (Eco trades) 800m2
- Other pressures on this part of the building to generate income
Current Building (Interior)
Orleans House Gallery and Grounds
London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
Heritage lottery fund Grant
Conversion of a 17th century Grade I listed stables and courtyard complex into a new education centre, office accommodation and public cafe area. Funding for 2 additional education officers to develop new formal and informal education especially targeted at the more ‘hard to reach’ groups.
Glevum Project Role
Overall project managers for the capital development which includes the bid writing, budget control , collation and interpretation of evaluation data.
Glevum Consulting has been working with the client for over 5 years .
- Shortlisted for the nationally acclaimed Arts Fund Prize 2009
- Project now financially self sufficient
- Self sufficient education service now developed
- Launch of new formal education programme
- Launch of new Adult Education Programme
- Volunteering and work experience programme for NEET
Harlow Town Park
Harlow District Council
Project Budget: £2.6m
Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund: £1.5m. Successful Stage 1 pass.
Harlow Town Park has been enjoyed by residents for over 50 years. It is one of the finest examples of post war landscape architecture in the UK and covers a generous 177 acres and is their jewel in the crown. This project will celebrate its sustainable New Town Heritage and put it back at the heart of the community in line with the original concept by the nationally acclaimed architect Sir Frederick Gibberd . The project aims to restore and celebrate the key heritage architectural and landscape features. Education, volunteering and lifelong learning events and activities will be integrated into all developments.
Audeince Development Plan Production
Business Plan and Commercial Stratgey for all income and expenditure for the park, including the popular Pets Corner attracting over 90,000 viitors per year.
Strawberry Hill, Twickenham
Strawberry Hill Trust
Heritage Lottery Fund Grant
Strawberry Hill House is a listed Grade I site which includes Walpole’s Villa, the Waldegrave Wing and Walpole’s New Offices. The building was created in two phases, during Horace Walpole’s life (1717 – 1797) and during the alterations made by Francis, Lady Waldegrave that changed the scale of the site. The development of Walpole’s Villa and gardens will provide a greatly enhanced visitor experience which will appeal and be accessible to a far wider audience than at present. Within the Villa and part of the Waldegrave Wing, a new education facility will be created which will be used by schools, interested groups and colleges. An education programme has been devised by the Trust to maximise the impact of this space.
Preparation of full business and commercial strategy for the operation of this internationally acclaimed heritage attraction at the request of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
LEAD Project – (Learning, Education and Adult Development Programme)
Client: Hampshire County Council
Project Budget: £2m
- Big Lottery Fund
- Hampshire County Council
- Learning and Skills Council
Development of new community facilities in five libraries across Hampshire. Development of new adult learning programme, volunteering opportunities and direct community involvement in the development and management of these library services. Two new community outreach officers have also been recruited to develop new audiences.
Lead consultant in preparaing the successful application to the Big Lottery for £1.2m
Main evaluation consultant
Establishment of a “performance dashboard” that uses data to track volunteer numbers, community events, formal and informal learner numbers against the agreed targets agreed by the Big Lottery Fund. This are reported on every 3 months to both the county council and annually to the Big Lottery Fund. Data is analysed to produce records that show how each library is performing against their own and the overall projects performance at that stage in the project. The Dashboard approach is also used to report to the Adult Education service using funding from the current Learning and Skills Council.
The data is now developing into a story board of how the project has developed and grown over the last 18 months. The project still has another 18 months to run.
Development of volunteer recruitment and monitoring packs to track the aspirations and development of volunteers over the life of the project.
Report the findings against the ILFA evaluation framework
Outcomes – to date
- New volunteers to the library have outperformed all targets
- Over 500 hours of volunteer time above target
- Formal learning course take above target
- Family learning currently underperforming – reports have highlighted and new remedial measure are now in place.
- Community Engagement levels currently on target.
Client: Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Learning
In 2009 Glevum worked with the Hampshire County Council to calculate the wider social value delivered through its countywide Adult Learning programme. Each programme and associated courses were analysed for their return on social investment for both the individual beneficiaries and the wider society, based on 2008/2009 data.
Areas of financial and social value attributed to adult learning included the following;
- Health and well being benefits i.e. the offset of common and expensive health risks such as; Heart Disease, Dementia, Arthritis, Depression and Obesity.
- Increased skills and employability i.e. increased earning potential for the learners, increase in tax and NI contributions to the state and reduced dependency on state benefits.
- The uplift in volunteering activity by learners directly attributed to the outcomes- increased volunteer hours using equivalent minimum wage rates.
- Value on increased caring skills and time for both individuals and to the wider state
- Direct subsidy of courses compared to similar courses available on the commercial market.
Why Dance? Social Return On Investment Study – Intervention Programme with Young Offenders
Client: Hampshire County Council
Glevum Consulting was engaged to analyse both the quantitative and qualitative data recorded from the project and to calculate the Social Return on Investment value (SROI).Using data supplied by the HCC Young Offenders Team (YOT) a cohort of 10 young offenders were chosen to undertake this evaluation. The cohort consisted of 3 males and 7 females with an age range between 14-17 years of age. All the data was anonymous, so as to protect the identity and privacy of the young people. In addition their “Asset” assessment data was released so that an understanding of their personal and wider family circumstances could be gained.
Calculating the SROI
To start the SROI process certain costs associated with young offending had to be identified and researched so as to provide relevant and accurate financial values that could be embedded within the overall calculations (Proxy Values). Each value has been researched from either government published data or respected research articles. These were as follows;
Cost to Society
- Impact on victims and potential victims of the crimes
- Cost of Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Magistrates, Prison, Probation and Health Services.
Costs to the Young People
- Cost of unemployment
- Costs of long term underemployment
Employment is particularly important because being unemployed and out of training is strongly connected with offending behavior. Based on some estimates, employment reduces the risk of reoffending by between a third and a half. It also helps to reach many other important outcomes, such as better health and mental well-being. However educational underachievement leads to a poorer employment record.
Costs of crime
The cost of crime was assessed through the following:
- Anticipation of crimes – security expenditure, insurance
- Consequence of crime – property stolen, damaged, emotional and physical impacts, health services and administration costs
- Responding to crime and tackling criminals – Criminal Justice System