Local Growth Policy – Are Local and Combined Authorities Ready to Lead?
In recent years a common view has developed on both sides of the House of Commons that UK powers and resources for local growth policy...
To support enhanced local economic growth, the UK government has launched the Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up and the soon to be released UK Shared Prosperity Fund. To effectively deliver programmes and projects using these funding mechanisms in your local area requires you to build a comprehensive evidence base that demonstrates the impacts of your initiative. Whether your project is driving economic growth through improvements to business support such as for entrepreneurs and new start-up businesses, enhancing productivity and supporting growth of existing firms, or is enabling better exploitation of the UK’s strengths in research and innovation by linking with knowledge hubs including university expertise; you will need a comprehensive approach to demonstrate your impact.
Undertake robust project and programme business support evaluations that help you to meet different funder requirements, by demonstrating the impacts achieved by your investments, the effectiveness of delivery and how cost-effective your investment has been.
Support you to develop investment strategies and plans for business support using local
allocations of Levelling Up, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund or other funding sources.
Assist you with developing business cases or funding bids to help develop projects and secure funding for new business support activity, building on a detailed understanding of what works from across the UK
Wavehill regularly works with national government, local and combined authorities, universities, local enterprise partnerships and other delivery partners to undertake robust evaluations of business support projects and programmes that seek to strengthen local economies. Whether you need support on investment planning, research analysis of business support and sector development schemes, or evaluation of existing funded schemes, Wavehill can support you.