Local economies

The aim of this part of the programme is to support the development of local economies

Our work at the local level will focus on testing and reviewing local or small-scale initiatives that support local economies through diversity, flexibility and building capability in communities.

We’d like to see the development of local economies so we seek to support projects that share learning about effective ways for communities to create more sustainable economic systems and retain more of the value generated. This might include creating community assets or new approaches to local finance.