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Early Action Neighbourhood Fund Evaluation and Learning Contract

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Early Action Neighbourhood Fund Evaluation and Learning Contract

Project Director: Sarah Pearson
Project Duration: 2015-2020

The Early Action Neighbourhood Fund (EANF) is an initiative aimed at supporting pilot projects to test early and preventative action in order to develop a better case for prevention and early action among commissioners and funders. The programme is being delivered by a collaboration of funders (the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, Esmee Fairbairn, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Legal Education Foundation), under the banner of the Early Action Funders Alliance.

Three pilot projects have been supported in Phase 1. The evaluation will demonstrate programme effectiveness and identify best practice which can be used by EANF grant holders. It will also evaluate the effectiveness of programme design and delivery in providing the right conditions to support transformational projects.

The evaluation is using a mixed methods approach including collation and analysis of quantitative project and outcome data, and interviews with stakeholders and beneficiaries.

The project team also includes Ellen Bennett (Sheffield Hallam University).

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Chris Dayson 208858

Chris Dayson

Associate Professor

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Sarah Pearson 114600

Sarah Pearson

Professor of Social Research

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Peter Wells 28583

Peter Wells

Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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