This report, commissioned by Local Trust, summarises the learning from 15 urban, rural and coastal Big Local areas involved in the longitudinal, multi-media evaluation of Big Local, “Our Bigger Story”, over the period 2015 and 2016.
This section outlines the structure of the report and provides thumbnail sketches of the 15 Big Local areas involved in the current evaluation.
This section analyses the progress Big Local areas are making towards achieving their goals and Big Local outcomes.
This section reflects on the Big Local process and how the Big Local partnerships are operating within it.
This section examines five key themes related to Big Local as a lasting change agent in communities.
This section reflects on the balancing acts local partnerships have to negotiate to manage Big Local at the community level
This section reflects on the learning to date from Big Local and looks to the future opportunities and challenges for the programme.