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Community Matters Evaluation Report

Evaluation findings from Community Matters (2016-2018), a project to to undertake community-based participatory research at the University of Bath.

Community Matters (2016-2018) was a project in collaboration between the University of Bath’s Public Engagement Unit and South West Community Matters (formerly South West Foundation), to create an opportunity to undertake community-based participatory research. Five local organisation were paired with appropriate academics who together, with funding provided, collaborated to address the issues and problems they identified.

This evaluation report outlines the Community Matters (2015-2016) project and the experiences of the programme from the perspectives of the academic and community researchers.