Category Archive : Evaluations

Base Camp in the Evening Post

From Nottingham Evening Post, Feb 25, 2011

A CHARITY that helps people set up voluntary projects has been praised in an independent report.

Base Camp specialises in helping people from Nottingham’s South Asian community and provides support in several languages, including Urdu and Punjabi. It was evaluated by Bright Ideas, a Nottingham organisation that seeks to improve quality and access to services. The report says that culture plays a big part in how services such as health education and support for victims of domestic violence are delivered in South Asian communities.

It concludes that the tailored support given to volunteers by Base Camp is important and praises its hands-on approach, which includes working with groups on a one-to-one basis, often outside of working hours to fit in with volunteers’ other commitments. Base Camp – part of Radford-based charity the Partnership Council – has helped to set up more than 46 community groups since it was established in 2007.

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‘Nottingham volunteer-support project hailed a success by independent report’.

Bright Ideas recently completed an evaluation of Base Camp.  Attached for download is the press release from the Partnership Council detailing the projects successes.

‘A Nottingham project that helps people to set up their own community projects as volunteers has been hailed a great success in an independent evaluation report carried out by Nottingham organisation Bright Ideas recently.

The project, called Base Camp, is funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s BASIS Programme and Capacitybuilders, and specialises in helping people from Nottingham’s South Asian communities.

Since 2007, Base Camp has helped to set up over 46 community groups and has brought over 200,000 worth of funding into Nottingham, which has been used to help volunteers run a huge range of community projects benefiting children, young people, families, women and the elderly in particular.’

Base Camp press release