Understanding Thriving Communities
The places where we live, work and spend time have an impact on our wellbeing. So do the people we know – and encounter – in these places.
The Understanding Thriving Communities report looks at what the evidence tells us about factors and interventions that influence a community’s capacity to thrive, including insight into where there are gaps in the evidence. It will help policy makers and practitioners begin to understand how all the individual/community/place factors interact and what we can expect to change with different projects.
Alongside this report we are also publishing:
A measures bank, which can be used to test the evidence with projects in practice.
Three evidence summaries on key areas for community funders and projects:
These resources will be useful for:
- Grant applicants, to support their proposals.
- Project evaluators, to work out what type of evaluation would be possible/useful for your project.
- Researchers, to help fill gaps where project evaluations become more limited because of their scale.