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Case study: Working in Place: The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation runs its place-based programme alongside responsive grant-making. It has used this approach in over five places over the last decade. Each time the approach evolves/develops, however, certain features remain consistent, including grants to local projects plus some capacity building and convening activity.


This case study is about the Rank Foundation’s work in Dundee. The Foundation is also continuing to work in Hull on an extension of a previous programme. The case study is based on interviews with Rank Foundation staff and trustees, the local coordinator in Dundee and a review of programme documents/materials.


IVAR Place Based Case Study—Rank Foundation

Case study: Working in Place: Hackney Giving

Hackney Giving provides grants for small, grass-roots projects that directly benefit the residents of Hackney, with an emphasis on employment and training, or health and wellbeing. It is jointly managed by Hackney CVS and the East End Community Foundation (EECF), with a range of other partners on the steering group.


This case study is based on interviews with staff and trustees at Hackney CVS and East End Community Foundation as well as a review of relevant documents (e.g. Hackney Giving Annual Report 2014).


IVAR Place Based Case Study—Hackney Giving

Case study: Working in Place: Lloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has developed a new asset-based empowerment model to support nine communities in Scotland that have not previously received funding from independent foundations. This case study is based on interviews with staff at Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland and East Ayrshire Council, as well as a review of relevant documents about the initiative.


IVAR Place Based Case Study—Lloyds TSB

Case study: Working in Place: Building Change Trust

The Building Change Trust was established by the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant of £10million as an investment for community capacity building and promotion of the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.

This case study is based on interviews with staff and trustees at Building Change Trust, Big Lottery Fund NI and Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) as well as review of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland and East Ayrshire Council, as well as a review of evaluation reports on the initiative.


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