More charities and community in South London will be able to better demonstrate their impact using digital technology with help from Superhighways this year thanks to additional funding from City Bridge Trust. 

Superhighways’ project ‘Impact Aloud’ offers training and impartial advice on digital tools for impact for not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to better monitor and evaluate their work and celebrate their achievements. 

Creating short videos, using mobile surveys, interviewing beneficiaries and mapping are some of the topics that are covered through face-to-face surgeries, email and phone support and affordable, bite-sized courses. 

With the additional funding Superhighways is also extending the geographical area of benefit to include Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.

Charities and community groups in Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton, who benefitted for the first three years of the project, can continue to access the support they need to thrive.

Sorrel Parsons from Superhighways said: 

“We know that our capital’s smallest charities and community organisations are facing tough challenges right now, with limited budgets and time yet an increase in demand for their services. As the pressure mounts to demonstrate to funders and supporters that services are meeting needs and making a difference in the lives of lives of local people, it’s vital that groups have somewhere to turn to for advice on which systems and tools work well, for the best possible price.  We’ve seen incredible determination, creativity and passion in the sector, both in using digital and wanting to learn new ways of working and we can’t wait to help more local groups show others how amazing they are.” 

Not for profit organisations are encouraged to sign up to be notified of training, advice sessions and helpful tips.

You can also read an independent evaluation of the Impact Aloud project to find out what local groups said about the support they received.