Gathering evidence about needs, particularly from those you are seeking to help, is the first step in designing a project, and the lack of consultation is top of the list of reasons funders give for turning down applications requesting support.
However, consultation should not end at the project design stage. It should be a continuous cycle that feeds into every stage of delivery – planning, implementation and review. It enables organisations to continually understand, learn and adapt to meet the needs of their community.
A thorough community consultation process will:
- Ensure services meet local needs
- Ensure accountability to service users
- Help shape projects
- Encourage more participation/demand
- Reduce wasted time/resources
This session will provide you with the knowledge and tools to deliver a thorough community consultation process.
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