Learning from Community Organisers, Urban Forum

The Community Organisers programme was funded by the government, and the Cabinet Office commissioned evaluation work. This began in October 2012 and the final assessment report was published in December 2015 (there is also “a near final assessment” summary report from March).

This evaluation considers how effective the programme has been and the social impact it has achieved. It includes both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, including online surveys of programme participants, longitudinal community-based case studies, and analysis of management information.

See official publications page.

Urban Forum Legacy Report

The “spiky” community sector infrastructure body Urban Forum closed down in 2014, but has since been capturing its story and learning for past members and those still active¬†in local democracy and community development.

The Legacy Report is due to launch in January – more background and how to get a copy on ‘Launching the Urban Forum legacy report‘.