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OCC Community Impact Fund Storytelling Project 

In Spring 2023, the Big Ideas network agreed that the Old Fire Station (OFS) would lead a pilot Storytelling evaluation, the OCC Community Impact Fund Storytelling Project, to help the network better understand what change is happening for the people we work with, gather insights we can all learn from, and trial a different way of evaluating. 

 

Six partners came forward to take part in the project - African Families in the UK, Ark-T, Home-Start Oxford, Justice in Motion, My Life My Choice, and The Story Museum. Partners Elmore Community Services, Old Fire Station and Oxford Hub also contributed existing stories from wider Storytelling projects. These stories aim to collectively reflect a breadth of identities, focuses and perspectives from across the city. 

 

The stories were collected by trained story collectors, who guided 1-2-1 conversations with individuals (the storytellers) about their experience, and what being involved with the organisation or project had meant for them personally. These conversations were audio recorded, transcribed, and then edited into shorter stories which aim to faithfully reflect the storyteller’s insights, while keeping their ‘voice’ in the story – telling it in their own words. 

We collected 18 stories from participants in this project, from support workers, to managers, to beneficiaries of support.  

Click here to read the report

Read the stories

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