Home Projects Current Projects Mentoring and Befriending Evaluation and Learning (MABEL) project: Building the evaluation capacity of mentoring and befriending organisations in London

Mentoring and Befriending Evaluation Support (London)

What the project is looking to achieve

This project helps mentoring and befriending projects to identify appropriate outcomes and outcome measures as well as providing access to and guidance on choosing suitable monitoring and evaluation tools.

The project is funded by the City Bridge Trust and the support is free for any London-based organisation (or organisations who are active in London) with a mentoring and/or befriending project. 

What the project offers

Free research mentoring

You are assigned an expert researcher to provide light touch support and advice about your monitoring & evaluation. This usually begins with a telephone call followed up by emails/calls which work through any specific monitoring and evaluation needs you have. This support is tailored to your needs and often includes: 

  • looking at your current questionnaires 
  • identifying common scales used in the sector 
  • advice on using qualitative research and informal feedback
  • advice on how to present data.

Free workshops

These are on various themes around monitoring and evaluation. The final three workshops are:

Evaluating the impact of volunteers

  • 16 January 2017, 10am - 3pm. NCVO building, London.

This will include:

  • developing a framework for assessing the impact of volunteers
  • tools and methods
  • principles and tips.

Understanding monitoring and evaluation data

  • 23 February 2017, 10am - 3pm. NCVO building, London.
  • 16 March 2017, 10am - 3pm. NCVO building, London.

This will include:

  • feeling more confident about using data
  • understand the process of monitoring and evaluation
  • finding meaning in data
  • considering audiences, such as funders and commissioners. 

If you wish to engage in research monitoring and/or book on to one of these workshops, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 020 7520 2454.

Online content

We have also been developing new website content including free how-to guides for monitoring and evaluating mentoring and befriending projects. Please take a look and let us have any feedback on it, for example, its usability and usefulness.

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