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Strength in Places Fund evaluation baseline report

This report contains findings from the baseline evaluation of the Strength in Places Fund (SIPF).

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This baseline report aims to describe the state of the world before the SIPF programme.

It follows the evaluation framework report, and precedes the interim and final impact and process evaluation reports that will be produced in future stages of the evaluation.

The baseline report provides data and evidence that will be used to inform the impact evaluation.

It allows for comparisons of key quantitative metrics and qualitative insights to be made to help address the impact evaluation questions set out in the framework.

SIPF is a UK Research and Innovation competitive funding scheme that takes a ‘place-based’ approach to research and innovation funding.


  • 20 February 2023
    Updated baseline report added.

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