In April last year Local Trust brought in the first team of independent evaluators to assess how well things are going across the Big Local programme – to look at areas’ progress, whether Big Local is starting to make a difference, and what kinds of things have helped and hindered areas in their Big Local journeys. At heart the big question was – is Big Local working?
Find out more about the research, undertaken by NCVO in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research and the Office for Public Management, and read a summary of their findings here. On the same page you can also download the full report, as well as a shorter summary. [Source: Local Trust, February 2015]