Residents in control: Community grants in Big Local areas

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research was commissioned by Local Trust to undertake research on community grants. The research explored conditions for successful community grant making and the benefits community grants bring to Big Local areas.

While this report has primarily been written for Local Trust, it may also provide learning for other funders and local voluntary and community groups who run or support community grant programmes. Learning from this project has also been used to produce a guide with practical insights on designing and delivering community grant programmes in Big Local areas.