Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF) commissioned OCSI to develop a needs analysis report that identified the socio-economic needs in their area to ensure their grant funding is going to the right places.
We worked with HCF to agree a set of themes and indicators to explore for Hertfordshire.
Within each theme, we took the approach of identifying the most important stories within each of the themes, rather than a more formulaic approach.
The themes covered:
The final output was an in-depth report including maps (from Local Insight), charts and visualisations as well as a data appendix.
The analysis found that:
“HCF was pleased to work with OCSI to produce its latest needs analysis report, Hertfordshire Matters, which highlights deprivation and hidden social need in the county.
Drawing on the latest indices of deprivation it is an essential piece of research which underpins our grant making strategy. It also enables us to provide strategic, evidence-based advice to local philanthropists and donors.
Working with OCSI enabled us to produce a high quality report efficiently and effectively. We are delighted with the finished product.”
– Helen Gray, Foundation Director
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