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£1.6 million awarded to Plymouth

06 May 2024   /   Natalie Kay

In September, the Rank Network came together at Market Hall in Plymouth for the phase two launch of our Plymouth place-based programme awarding £1.6 million to Plymouth social enterprises with a particular focus on projects tackling loneliness and social isolation.

35 Social Enterprises

The Rank Foundation began place-based funding in Plymouth back in 2018. Year on year, the organisations funded by Rank have shown spirit, collaboration, and learning. To find out more about the 35 social enterprises involved in phase one, view this special edition of Stone House Voice.

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, produced by Emma Ridley our Plymouth Officer, highlights those ambitious targets, their geographic reach, evidence-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 challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. View the Upshot report here.

Summary Video

This video is a summary of the event hosted at Market Hall. Special thanks to Real Ideas for hosting.

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