projects

Below are a few examples of the range of projects Philip Parry Associates have been involved with:

Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action

Review and evaluation of the 8 CVS organisations and Volunteer Centres across Warwickshire, leading to a proposal to merge to form Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action, and the development of a fully-costed Business Plan, including recommendations around governance arrangements. This project was undertaken in conjunction with Bridge Consulting Partners and MRC Ltd. Click here for case study

Somerset Voluntary Sector Network (Somerset ChangeUp Consortium)

Development and improvement programme for Somerset's ChangeUp consortium of 11 organisations, including facilitation workshops around improving collaboration, consultation with key stakeholders and proposals to improve governance. The project involved developing a 5 year development strategy and 3 year business plan, together with a successful 280k funding proposal to develop new services.

RISE

Evaluation of the Business Advice Network coordinated by RISE, the infrastructure body for social enterprises in the South West. Also delivered a presentation to the March 2009 Business Advice Network on "Marketing in a Recession".

Bristol City Council

Research into hate crime in a Bristol neighbourhood

Bristol Primary Care Trust

Interim management of the Healthlinks charity which provided interpretation services in a number of primary care and hospital environments. The project involved managing the transfer of the charity into Bristol Primary Care Trust as well as researching and writing a Development Plan outlining a number of strategic options for the Healthlinks service.

Bristol Primary Care Trust & Food Standards Agency

Evaluation of a pilot 'Salt Awareness' project managed by a partnership of Bristol PCT and the Food Standards Agency. The pilot project trained peer educators to inform members of minority and ethnic communities about salt and health. This evaluation was undertaken in conjunction with Bridge Consulting Partners

Community at Heart (New Deal for Communities) and Wellspring Healthy Living Centre

An evaluation of the Young People's Health Programme which was funded by Community at Heart and delivered by Wellspring Healthy Living Centre. See Executive Summary of the report here.

SOFA Project

Project Manager for two major initiatives including the launch of SOFA Office. Also wrote successful funding bids totalling 30k to support these developments.

Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau

Interim Director during a key transitional phase in the organisation's development.

Community at Heart (New Deal for Communities) and Social Enterprise Works

A feasibility study was undertaken to identify projects and services in the Community at Heart programme (Bristol's 50 million New Deal for Communities regeneration initiative) which could become sustainable social enterprises once NDC funded ended.

The feasibility study was followed by a successful 100,000 funding bid to provide business support and advice from Social Enterprise Works to the identified projects and services to help them become financially sustainable organisations.

Government Office of the South West, South West Forum and Black South West Network

Evaluation of the effectiveness of ChangeUp Consortium and Thematic Partnerships in the South West.

Catch 22

Evaluation of three Youth Inclusion Projects (YIPs) in the Barton Hill and Lawrence Weston areas of Bristol.

Brook / DISC Agency

Providing training, support and advice to a group of young consultants (the DISC Agency - a social enterprise for young people providing consultancy services) who are undertaking a research project for Brook about the use of sexual health services by young people in Bristol.

Droitwich Spa & Rural CVS

Facilitation of a strategy development day involving the whole staff team.

NAVCA

Market research project for NAVCA's Procurement and Commissioning Unit.