Working in Place
A framework for place-based approaches
In 2015, IVAR undertook a study of place-based approaches to funding, working with London Funders and overseen by a steering group of :
- Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF)
- Big Lottery Fund
- City Bridge Trust
- Comic Relief
- Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
- Lankelly Chase Foundation
- Tudor Trust
- UK Community Foundations
The research aimed to shed light on the place-based approaches used by UK trusts and foundations, and identify learning about the pitfalls and successes of these approaches.
Using the findings from our research, we have produced a framework to support funders in the planning and implementation of place-based approaches. This is presented in the form of questions linked to key stages in the development of place-based working: rationale, design and delivery. The aim is to help funders to anticipate, address and review the challenges of place-based approaches in order to achieve their potential benefits.