This report provides an independent evaluation of the Community First programme.
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These documents provide findings from the evaluation of the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme. The Cabinet Office commissioned Ipsos MORI and NEF Consulting to conduct the evaluation.
Evaluation work began in October 2012 to explore how effective the programme was and the social impact it achieved. It included both primary and secondary data collection and analysis, including online surveys of Neighbourhood Panel members and project leads, longitudinal community-based case studies, and analysis of management information and secondary data.
The summary report, published in March 2015, and the final report, published in December 2015, aim to provide lessons for similar interventions in the future.