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Village SOS Evaluation

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Project Director: Peter Wells
Project Duration: 2011-2012

Village SOS was a programme of the Big Lottery Fund undertaken in partnership with BBC ONE. The programme aimed to provide a new model for the revitalisation of disadvantaged rural communities in the United Kingdom. The programme supported the funding of 10 village schemes across the UK, the deployment of a 'village champion' to work with these villages over 12 months, and for six of the schemes to feature in a BBC ONE television series. The evaluation explored:

  • the role of the village champions
  • the effectiveness of the learning campaign
  • how taking part in a televised programme affected achievements

The project team also included Carmel O'Toole (Arts Computing Engineering and Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University).

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Aimee Ambrose

Professor of Energy Policy

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Elaine Batty

Research Fellow

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Chris Dayson

Associate Professor

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Stephen Green

Senior Research Fellow

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Tony Gore

Tony Gore

Research Fellow

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Paul Hickman 28829

Paul Hickman

Professor of Housing and Social Policy

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Peter Wells 28583

Peter Wells

Professor of Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation

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Ian Wilson

CRESR Deputy Director

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