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Feasibility Studies

Feasibility Studies

Trevor has specialised in Feasibility Studies for many years, in particular for Churches and Community Groups. The purpose of a feasibility study is to determine the needs of a particular locality and to assess whether a church or community building might be available to meet them. Alternatively, if a need has already been identified, an appropriate study could identify how this might be met. The following approaches and methods can be employed:

Community Audit

Community Audit researching unmet needs in a community, by finding out who is doing what already in the locality, what needs are being expressed within the community, and whether these would be supported and could be realised.

Feasibility Study

Feasibility Study evaluating a particular idea or project under consideration so as to determine its potential and viability. The resulting written report could then inform a future business plan or application for funds.

These approaches can be undertaken singly or in combination, depending on the particular situation. These are established methods of looking at a situation to determine what is needed and what practical and sustainable measures may be appropriate.

Benefits to be gained from undertaking a feasibility-type study, include:

  • bringing clarity and objectivity to a complex set of circumstances;
  • revealing those things “under our noses”, that we may be too close to see;
  • asking questions that might be too difficult for those directly involved to ask;
  • providing a clear, rational and sustainable strategy to take forward;
  • being informed by a wide range of opinions and identified needs.

In recent years, Trevor has produced various studies for churches and communities in Exeter, Exmouth and Torbay.