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Exciting New £1.8M Impact for Growth Grant Programme

We're delighted Data Orchard is one of ten newly approved providers of support in this ground-breaking initiative.  Charities and Social Enterprises interested in improving their impact have until 4p.m. 6th September 2017 to register their interest. Grant awards are expected to be in the region of approx. £50,000. The application process includes an excellent free [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Charities, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Insights and Reflections: Data and Analytics in Non-Profits

After almost a year spent researching the world of data and analytics in the non-profit sector we’re delighted to share our findings. Our ‘Data Evolution’ project showed data is an integral part of life in charities and social enterprises. For 69% said it’s a priority either organisation-wide or at least in some departments. At the [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Charities, Data Evolution, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Data Evolution Findings Published

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 [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Quality life in Herefordshire?

Access to services and advice, culture and leisure, unpaid care, loneliness and social contact, volunteering, and satisfaction with quality of life, have all been identified as current data ‘gaps’ in Herefordshire.  There may be other topics that may be of interest to you? Data Orchard aims to run another ‘Quality of Life’ survey in 2017 [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Supporting Bewdley on the home front

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 [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

A leisurely approach to town planning

Over the past twelve months Market Drayton, a market town in North Shropshire, has been consulting with its residents and its wider community on the future development of the town. With the assistance of Data Orchard it has developed a Neighbourhood Plan with a strong focus on health and wellbeing, facilitated by plans to improve [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

The future of libraries and council customer services – capturing the public’s views

Over 2,200 people responded to the public consultation on the future of libraries and council customer services that Data Orchard ran for Herefordshire Council. We used a range of techniques to ensure a broad range of people could give their views, from regular library users to lapsed or non-users. The results of the consultation were [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

National survey on data in charities and social enterprises live until 31st July

The Data Evolution survey on data in the social sector is live until 31st July 2016. If you're a charity or social enterprise working in England or Wales please take part. It'll only take about 5 minutes.  Do invite others to take part too. For more information about this exciting project with our partners DataKindUK [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Charities, Data Evolution, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Data Evolution Project Launched

We're delighted to announce the launch of our Data Evolution project exploring how charities and social enterprises are adapting and transforming through their use of data. We have workshops on 19th May in London and 25th May Hereford, there's a national survey launching in June, a growing community, information and resources being developed on the [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Charities, Data Evolution, News, Social Enterprise|0 Comments

Weston-under-Penyard: the first of many!

Data Orchard are proud to have helped Weston-under-Penyard become the first parish in Herefordshire with an approved neighbourhood plan, which will give the parish greater influence over local planning and development decisions over the next 15 years and beyond. The construction of the plan has been a major undertaking for the community, requiring a huge commitment [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments
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