BIG LOCAL: BEYOND THE EARLY YEARS
2015-2016 FULL REPORT

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.

1

Introduction to the report

This section outlines the structure of the report and provides thumbnail sketches of the 15 Big Local areas involved in the current evaluation.

2

Working towards Big Local outcomes

This section analyses the progress Big Local areas are making towards achieving their goals and Big Local outcomes.

3

How Big Local works

This section reflects on the Big Local process and how the Big Local partnerships are operating within it.

4

Big Local as a lasting change agent

This section examines five key themes related to Big Local as a lasting change agent in communities.

5

Balancing acts

This section reflects on the balancing acts local partnerships have to negotiate to manage Big Local at the community level

6

Conclusions: Thinking back, looking forward

This section reflects on the learning to date from Big Local and looks to the future opportunities and challenges for the programme.

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