ESS Support Guide 3.3: Report writing

Published29th May 2014

This guide looks at how you can report on the impact of your work. You may be asked to write different types of report, such as: a paper for a committee, brief updates for supporters, accounts for OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) or a full programme report for funders. It sets out the elements that you should include in a core internal self evaluation report, excluding the finance section.


The guide works through sections including Getting ready to write your report; Project aims, outcomes and activities; Headline achievements; Outputs; Outcomes; What stopped the outcome being achieved and why; Case studies and quotes; What next? Learning for the future; Summary of how evidence was collected; and Other points to think about


Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with voluntary organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.

Its aim is to make evaluation valuable, relevant and proportionate. Information about the services it provides are available on the ESS website

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