Social capital: What Works Wellbeing – Evidence review and synthesis

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW) has commissioned the Centre for Thriving Places to conduct a Rapid Review of evaluations of social capital interventions aimed at children, young people and adults, and delivered within the UK and across OECD countries. The project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

They are looking for evaluations that report quantitative findings on the impact of interventions aimed at improving:

  • neighbourhood belonging – “I feel like I belong to this neighbourhood’
  • social network support – “I believe that someone would be there for me if I needed help’
  • community cohesion – “I believe that my neighbourhood is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well’

They are interested in studies from across voluntary, public and private sectors, to summarise evidence on what works to improve social capital outcomes, for whom and in what contexts.

You can read more information about the call for evidence here.