Commissioned by Communities Scotland
Having evaluated the Deprived Urban Post Office Fund in England (for the ODPM), in 2006, CEEDR commissioned to evaluate the Scottish equivalent which had been in operation from 2003 until 2005. The £2 million Fund provided capital grants of up to £50,000 to sub-post offices to assist the retail side of the business and to help retain the socially important services that they can offer deprived communities and vulnerable groups such as the elderly. The research involved an interview survey of all successful applicants, a sample of unsuccessful applicants, and interviews with a number of stakeholder organisations.
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