Research and analysis

Place-based giving schemes: funding, engaging and creating stronger communities

This report summarises the current state of the place-based giving movement in England.


Place-based giving schemes in England

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This report is the product of the most comprehensive study into place-based giving in England to date.

Commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), Dr Catherine Walker of The Researchery has investigated the current state of the place-based giving movement, in which dedicated funds or schemes are set up to enable local people to give to a wide range of projects in their area.

The report maps active place-based giving schemes across England and provides key case studies; it assesses the resources and conditions needed for place-based giving schemes to thrive; it looks at place-based giving in a wider context, especially with the rise of metro mayors; and the report looks to the future, asking what next for the movement.

Published 13 September 2018