The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) led on the evaluation of Rural Wisdom throughout the duration of the project. NDTi worked with Rural Wisdom partners (Outside the Box and Volunteering Matters Cymru) to capture, understand and share the learning from across Scotland and Wales. The reports, case studies and podcasts shared here tell the story of Rural Wisdom from across the five years.

The final Evaluation Reports

Whole project evaluation reports:

Scotland evaluation report:

Wales evaluation reports:

Change stories and podcasts

The first 'change story' shows how connections were made and partnerships created as a result of the Rural Wisdom work in Wales during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The second change story shares how the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way communities can support each other.

We also recorded interviews with people involved in the Rural Wisdom projects:

Key themes

These reports share how Rural Wisdom supported community connection and different ways to influence policy.

2020 Evaluation Reports