Evaluation of the Enriching Engagement scheme Pilot 2 (2021 to 2022)
We were commissioned by the University of Oxford to undertake an evaluation of Enriching Engagement, a pilot funding scheme that supported the university’s Wellcome-funded researchers to develop and deliver public engagement projects. Oxford Enriching Engagement was part of Wellcome’s Institutional Research Engagement Fund (IREF) programme to pilot a devolved approach to awarding Wellcome Public Engagement grants.
Helix worked in partnership with the Enriching Engagement team to explore the outcomes and impacts of the scheme, and its successes and challenges. We worked alongside the team to co-create a mixed-methods approach, gathering a range of qualitative and quantitative data from multiple perspectives to address the evaluation questions and objectives.