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Plans to action: Summary Report and Case Studies

Repository entry 27 January 2023

This report brings together research exploring how Big Local and other community groups deliver projects in their areas. The aim of the research was to understand how Big Local areas move from identifying issues and priorities in their area, to developing projects to address these. It also aimed to highlight any differences in Big Local project…

“What if we ran it ourselves?” – Getting the measure of Britain’s emerging community business sector

Repository entry 27 January 2023

A report from Social Finance has revealed new findings about the current state and scope of the community business sector. The report finds that there are around 4,500 community businesses in England and Wales, with a combined income of £800m a year and assets of £1 billion. These community businesses employ around 24,000 staff and engage nea…

Big Local Annual Learning Review 2012-13: Final report

Repository entry 27 January 2023

This report builds on the first annual learning review, Early Learning from Big Local, and examines further the steps that are being taken towards achieving the overall aim and these outcomes. We have looked at four main questions to help us understand how residents and others in Big Local areas are starting to get involved, getting suppor…

South Tynedale Railway

Repository entry 27 January 2023

# Preview | Download RI-03-CS-South Tynedale Railway.pdf77kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2016) South Tynedale Railway. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: North East

The community business market in 2015

Repository entry 27 January 2023

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned Social Finance in September 2015 to provide an updated assessment of the state of the community business market. This followed Social Finance’s original report on the community business market, What If We Ran It Ourselves?, published in January 2015, based on research conducted by Social Fin…

The community business market in 2016

Repository entry 27 January 2023

The Power to Change Research Institute commissioned Social Finance in July 2016 to provide an updated assessment of the state of the community business market. This follows ‘What if we ran it ourselves?’ and ‘The State of the Community Business Market’.

The report finds that the number of community businesses in England has grown by 5%…

The community business market in 2016

Repository entry 27 January 2023

# Preview | Download RI-04S-The Community Business Market in 2016.pdf174kB Citation Hall, Doug, Davies, Tom and Swersky, Adam (2016) The community business market in 2016. Authors Doug Hall Tom Davies Adam Swersky Details Report type: Publisher: Power to Change Location:

Big Local evaluation plan

Repository entry 27 January 2023

NCVO, OPM and IVR conducted an ‘early years’ evaluation of Big Local in 2014 and produced a framework to help steer future evaluation activities. This framework was discussed by trustees and developed further. The plan for the evaluation for the remainder of the programme takes into account the ideas from the evaluators together with the id…

Building social capital: Summary of learning from Big Local

Repository entry 27 January 2023

The aim of Big Local is to ensure that people are connected, have choices and are supported to achieve lasting change in the place where they live. Underpinning its resident-led and community-paced approach is its commitment to support residents over the long term to learn skills and gain the confidence to make decisions in their communities, b…

Croydon Saffron Central

Repository entry 27 January 2023

# Preview | Download RI-03-Croydon Saffron Central.pdf75kB Citation UNSPECIFIED (2016) Croydon Saffron Central. Case Study. Power to Change. Details Report type: Case Study Publisher: Power to Change Location: London

People, places and health agencies: Lessons from Big Local residents

Repository entry 27 January 2023

Local Trust commissioned this research because health and wellbeing had been identified as a priority in many Big Local areas; and because the areas that were already working with health agencies said that this relationship was both rewarding and challenging.

The research addressed two questions:

Do Big Local areas and health agencies have …

Power to Change Annual Grantee Survey 2016

Repository entry 27 January 2023

This is the first in a regular series of annual reports on the experiences of Power to Change grantees. It is based on a survey of all 54 organisations that received grant offers between January 2015 and May 2016. Overall, the survey concludes a strong and positive impact on the profile of grantees as a result of their association with Power to…

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