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Self-evaluation programme for community cafes

Between August 2017 and March 2018 we worked with a small group of community cafes to look at self-evaluation.  Together they developed a list of community cafe outcomes to reflect the range of differences cafes can make for their customers, volunteers and community members.

Six of the cafés involved carried out self-evaluation activities in the last few months. They came together in February to talk about the café outcomes they decided to focus their self-evaluation on, the evaluation tools and methods they used, and what they found out.

Case studies about each of the community café’s evaluations and findings can be found in the links below:

The Community Food Stop
Kates Kitchen
North Edinburgh Arts
The Open Door
The Sycamore Tree Café
Windmills Cafe

A summary of the key points around being involved in the programme, gathered from the six cafes, can be found below, as well as some hints and tips for evaluating community cafes.

Key points from self-evaluation programme
Evaluation hints and tips



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