What would help strengthen Bradford during and after this recession?
This programme explores the effect of the economic downturn on people in Bradford and ways to deal with it.
We aim to provide practical support to help the city and people of Bradford, during and after the recession. We also hope to produce useful lessons for other regional and national policy-makers.
In 2004, the JRF made a ten-year commitment to working in Bradford. This work is part of that programme. It expresses the JRF's long-standing commitment to addressing poverty and disadvantage, and its unique relationship with the city and people of Bradford.
We are committing £415,000 to this programme over four years.
Bradford is already experiencing the local impacts of global and national economic downturn. There are concerns about how the different groups and communities living there will experience the next few years. It is a city which:
We plan to:
We have identified four priority areas and in July 2011 published reports for each of the following themes along with a summary review of evidence:
You can read more about these four projects here (PDF, 30KB).