|The Survey Questionnaire can be used with project participants and community members over the lifetime and beyond the completion of a community-based project. Ideally the survey should be administered before and after the project activities are completed in order to get a sense of the extent to which the project has made a difference.
An Excel spreadsheet provides space to input responses as well as to present and compare data collected from two rounds of surveying.
|To make the Survey as simple to administer as possible we have chosen a Core List of the most powerful indicators of a project’s impact on social capital and quality of life. For each indicator there are between 1 and 3 simple questions to be asked of project participants and non project-participating members of the wider community. This core list of suggested indicators relate to the potential effects of a project on:
- Frequency of use of the new space or facility
- Attractiveness of the neighbourhood
- Levels of community safety
- People’s inclusion, involvement and trust in local decision-making processes
- People’s networks and contacts:
The Survey questionnaire also contains ready-made demographic questions that can help a project manager report on which specific groups of people have been involved in or affected by a project.
- for achieving change
- for feeling connected to a community
- in case of a need for help
Click here to download the Instructions and the Questionnaire / Data Entry spreadsheet for designing and administering a survey. Project managers can design additional questions for a survey using the Additional Question Templates.