We’re delighted to have been chosen by Stanford University as one of seven social impact organizations across Africa, Europe, and the U.S to receive a grant with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sian Basker, project director says “It’s really exciting to be taking our ground-breaking Data Evolution research to the next [...]
We’re very pleased to welcome an important new member of our team, Stephanie Harris. Steph joins us as our new Office Manager and Book Keeper. She brings a wealth of experience and skills, is fabulously efficient, so will be keeping us all on track! Meanwhile a fond farewell to student Katie Brown who worked with [...]
We're very excited to publish the findings from our Data Evolution research! This explored how charities and social enterprises are changing and beginning to harness the power of data to make it work for their causes. A key output of the project was our Data Maturity Framework which can be downloaded along with the report [...]
Nearly 1,500 residents in and around Bewdley Parish responded to the paper and online survey establishing their current and future housing needs. The aim of the survey was to gather evidence to help ensure that future developments are, as far as possible, in tune with the needs of the community. Results showed that 213 extra [...]
We have recently completed some detailed data analysis for a European project on rural economic development, faster broadband and advanced ICT. The CREATE project (Connecting Rural Enterprise for A Transnational Economy) hired Data Orchard to gather, collate, and make sense of a range of data sets. These included data from face to face interviews, local [...]
Data Orchard will be doing some new research on domestic violence and abuse in Herefordshire for West Mercia Women’s Aid, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner. To explore whether there are barriers to some groups of victims accessing the support they need.
We are proud that Data Orchard’s first client as a company was the Eardisley NDP group, helping with their residents’ survey and planning advice. They have inspired us with their determination to ensure the evidence gathered to inform the Plan was robust and inclusive; and that every meeting convened by the steering group was properly [...]