Fourteen focussed on delivering long-lasting social change in communities across the UK.
The £3.5m programme was funded by Spirit of 2012 which saw 14 communities selected to receive funding to increase community participation and improve wellbeing as part of the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. You can read more about the programme here.
How did the programme work?
Each community had £200,000 to invest, with most holding funding rounds, commissioning projects, employing community builders and holding events.
Senior Programmes Manager, Lily O’Flynn, has written a blog about the innovative way that Fourteen engaged local people to take ownership and make the changes they want to see in their communities. Read the blog here
What was the impact of the programme?
Between 2015-18 Fourteen increased levels of social inclusion, improved wellbeing, improved the perceptions of disability and enhanced participation locally.
The key findings were:
- 70% of Fourteen participants felt they could influence decisions that affected their local area and 85% considered themselves to be involved in their community
- We found role models had influenced more than 75% of participants and volunteers to engage in activities
- Participants’ feeling of engagement in their community had significantly increased across the life of the programme
You can read the full evaluation of the Fourteen programme here.
See the programme in action below