"The evaluation of Horden and Easington Colliery Regeneration Partnership has given us a document which is helping the group better understand its strengths and weaknesses. It has also provided a valuable piece of independent evidence which we will use to secure funding, sustaining the work of the Partnership. Sharon and her team were friendly, informal and professional.
The whole process was made easy for us and I would recommend Sharon Gollan Associates to other community groups."
Michael Fishwick - Horden and Easington Colliery Regeneration Partnership
“Sharon... thank you for our evaluation - which was excellent! We used it for our bid to a funder and we have been given a 3 year grant from them to fund one of our posts - I am sure your work played a big part in this."
Tessa Gray - The Rights Project, Newcastle.
"Sharon did a great job compiling an independent report for the funding organisations which supported our project, Thrive (a Project of Church Action on Poverty) . She met with us once and made a few supportive phone calls, then produced a comprehensive, authentic report within a very tight deadline. Although this project on financial inclusion mentoring was complex, she managed to capture the feel for the learning, challenges and successes of the work incredibly well, primarily through processing the first-hand accounts of the interviewees to really bring the report to life and go beyond the statistics.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Sharon to carry out research work or evaluation for other organisations."
Greg Brown - Thrive, Thornaby
"Sharon has worked with the University since 2008 and has been integral to the successful development of our Phoenix Community Engagement Programme. Without Sharon’s insight and experience Phoenix would not have become the success that it has become and we continue to rely on Sharon’s guidance to keep us moving forward.
We cannot overstate how important Sharon’s input has been to our work."
Dr Andrew Cattermole – Durham University
"Sharon has supported County Durham Community Foundation for several years as an External Assessor. Her assessments are always completed to a high standard and delivered on time. Sharon is our first choice assessor for any applications (both for individuals and groups) that we feel may need a more indepth assessment as we can rely on Sharon to get the answers to those questions that even we may not have thought of asking, but prove to be highly relevant to the decision making process."
Clare Johnson - County Durham Community Foundation