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‘Our Bigger Story’ evaluation of Big Local


Discover Our Bigger Story, an innovative, multimedia study following the journey of 15 Big Local areas over 10 years.

“Our evaluation of Big Local is using a wide range of media to record, visually and orally, what is happening in real time in communities over a period of 10 years. This multimedia dimension has never been attempted before over such a long time span.”

Angus McCabe, lead researcher at the Third Sector Research Centre until 2023

Since 2015, researchers have been using innovative, multimedia data collection methods to evaluate the Big Local programme and learn more about community-led change – as it happens.

The longitudinal study, called Our Bigger Story, captures the progress and challenges faced by 15 Big Local areas as they deliver change within their communities.

About the study
Outputs and learning
Big Local areas
Phases of the study
Our Bigger Story team
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