Resources for Change have extensive experience in evaluating land based heritage programmes, most of which have a rural context and are aimed at reviewing a landscape’s management in some way.
A £2.2 million (HLF Heritage Grant) catchment based project in West Sussex delivered by a partnership of seven organisations working alongside local communities to promote a thriving river system where wildlife flourishes and where people value its unique natural and cultural heritage. R4C worked with the ARC partnership in 2016 to carry out the end of project evaluation.
The findings and conclusions we reached through the evaluation process helped the partners not only report a successful project to HLF but also decide upon the future arrangements for partnership working and community engagement. As a direct result of this a new River Arun Vision Group has been established.