NEWS: FareShare Sussex Electric Vehicle Project

We are working with FareShare Sussex to evaluate their year-long Electric Vehicle Project pilot.

FareShare Sussex is part of a national network of 21 FareShare regional centres, together forming the largest charity fighting hunger in the UK. In the UK, 5.8m people live in ‘deep poverty’, making it hard for them to afford everyday essentials, including food. Meanwhile, 33% of the food produced globally goes to waste.

The FareShare Sussex electric van being charged

FareShare’s work already helps to reduce carbon emissions by diverting food waste away from landfill but the organisation wishes to go further in addressing its environmental impact. There was a need to expand their vehicle fleet, but a strong desire to do this in a more sustainable way.

 

FareShare Sussex's electric cargo bike

To this end, FareShare Sussex secured funding from WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) to pilot two new electric vehicles – a van and a cargo bike (pictured, right) – to increase the amount of food that can be collected and distributed in Brighton & Hove.

 

We have been asked to support in the evaluation of the year long Electric Vehicle Project pilot, which aims to demonstrate the viability of electric vehicles in the food distribution network.


What are we doing?

  • strategic session, working with staff to develop and publish a Theory of Change document to share with stakeholders and partners
  • an evaluation plan, identifying how different outcomes will be measured; when, and by whom
  • the development of a collection of resources and templates
  • mid-way review session and analysis
  • full data analysis of the pilot year, against targets
  • 6x stakeholder / partner / volunteer interviews
  • a final report

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