Below are a few examples of the range of projects Philip Parry Associates have been involved with:
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
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.
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".
Research into hate crime in a Bristol neighbourhood
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.
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
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.
Project Manager for two major initiatives including the launch of SOFA Office. Also wrote successful funding bids totalling £30k to support these developments.
Interim Director during a key transitional phase in the organisation's development.
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.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of ChangeUp Consortium and Thematic Partnerships in the South West.
Evaluation of three Youth Inclusion Projects (YIPs) in the Barton Hill and Lawrence Weston areas of Bristol.
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.
Facilitation of a strategy development day involving the whole staff team.
Market research project for NAVCA's Procurement and Commissioning Unit.