The Rank Foundation began Place-Based funding in Plymouth back in 2018 after rolling out place-based Engaged Philanthropy models in Hull and Dundee. Plymouth has become a fantastic place of collaboration, friendship and learning. 2020 has been a year of evaluation and reflection, and we would like to share with you some of partnerships and work undertaken in the area. There are three separate publications each of which is intended to give readers an overview of just some of the outstanding work being undertaken by the thirty social enterprises which Rank is supporting as part of the Plymouth place-based programme. Click on each of the report titles below or visit our Plymouth page here for more information.

Upshot in Plymouth: an Evaluation
Upshot is a performance management tool which is used by many of The Rank Foundation-supported organisations. For some, it is a condition of their grant that they use this evaluation tool in order to provide evidence of their work, set targets for themselves and measure their impact within the community.

The brochure highlights those ambitious targets, their geographical reach, evidenced-based media and some rich case studies. It provides an interesting mix of quantitative analysis with qualitative material, particularly those stories which detail how they have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reflections on the Plymouth RISE Programme
Iridescent Ideas was commissioned to reflect on the Plymouth place-based programme after the initial two years of The Rank Foundation’s presence in the City.

The report explores how effective the RISE programme has been, what has worked well on the programme, how it has furthered the development of the social enterprise sector across the City plus suggested future actions.

Plymouth: Collaboration in Action

 This brochure highlights just some of the amazing work the Rank Foundation-supported organisations in Plymouth have produced when they collaborate. Absolutely inspirational.

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Emma Ridley
Plymouth Project Officer