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Community led approaches to reducing poverty

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The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is in the process of developing an Anti-Poverty Strategy for the UK. As part of this we need to broaden our knowledge of community-led approaches. We want to learn from international examples of community-led approaches and explore different models of collective action that have worked towards reducing poverty. We know that international development seeks to implement long-term solutions to problems by working with developing countries to create the capacity needed to provide such sustainable solutions. What can we learn form from such knowledge and experience to support our work with communities in the UK? We know that the terms community can mean different things to different people. We want this review to be about place-based action and change. When we refer to community, we are not only concerned with the actions of those who live in a place, but also those who work in a place; have a responsibility for it; or a position of power within it. We are interested in community-led approaches at a local level.

Deadline: 22 Sept 2015

Budget available: £20,000

Timescale for work: Start Oct 2015 for 4 months

If you are interested in bidding for this, please contact Mike Daw (m.j.daw@mmu.ac.uk).

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Author: Michael Daw

When working for Manchester Met University, I'm responsible for facilitating strategic relationships with businesses and other external organisations. When doing Transition New Mills, I'm on the Steering Committee and facilitating the Energy Action Group.

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