FCS Associates

Thriving Communities Research

The National Lottery Community Fund is seeking to procure a suitable supplier for the provision of research to further develop our understanding about what enables communities to thrive.
In spring/summer 2019 we commissioned an initial piece of research to review the evidence about what works to enable communities to thrive. We are now commissioning a second project to build on that research, adding further contextual information and additional sense-making.

This project will include the following:

1. Synthesis of existing models and theories to map the components of a thriving community. This will contextualise the model that we have created (overleaf), which focuses on how our funding contributes to thriving communities.

2. Systematic review of secondary evidence about what contextual factors enable a community to thrive – building on the first report, which focused more on interventions, to consider wider contextual factors such as the economy, diversity, transport etc. This will help with sense-making and enable the evidence to be acted upon.

3. Carry out more in-depth secondary research on agreed areas of interest from the existing report, producing engaging thematic summaries of the evidence to be shared internally and externally. Areas of focus will be co-produced by the Fund and the successful bidder, but are likely to include participation, volunteering and community hubs.

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Service: Research Services

Organisation: National Lottery

Deadline: 4 Feb 20

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