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IVAR launches new research around place-based funding partnerships

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The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) has published a series of case studies on place-based funding partnerships. The resarch is essential reading for anyone involved in cross-sector working and highlights eight key elements of collaborative funding in practice.

Included in the research are Inclusion Plus and the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI). The former was delivered across four schools in Dundee and co-funded by The Robertson Trust, Big Lottery Scotland and Dundee City Council. It aimed to develop a long-term national model for a school-focused intervention with additional family support which significantly reduces school exclusion whilst enhancing learning opportunities and improving the chance of moving onto positive destinations by the young people involved.

The PDI, meanwhile, is a partnership programme between the Corra Foundation, the Scottish Government and The Robertson Trust. It aims to improve outcomes for children and young people affected by substance issues and to inform national and local policy through increased understanding of practice learning from funded groups.

You can dowload the report and view the case studies here.