People in Place

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Corra Foundation believes that the challenges facing communities are complex and dynamic, and that traditional grant making alone will not support communities to address these issues.  In response to this, and following an extensive period of research and development, the People in Place programme was launched in 2014.

People in Place uses innovative place-based approaches to help people and communities to create positive change.

Initially focussed on getting alongside communities that traditional grant making was not reaching, the scope and scale of the programme has grown to encompass three project strands:

Getting Alongside Communities

Through Getting Alongside Communities strand of People in Place we are currently working in 9 communities across Scotland.

Appetite for Change

After developing our ‘Getting Alongside Communities’ team, we began to find that we were being approached by people who wanted to work in collaboration with us…

Place-based Working Project

The Place-based Working Project began in October 2017 – bringing together a cross-sector group of organisations ranging from the third sector, central and local government… 


Collaboration is at the heart of good place based working and underpins the People in Place programme.  Other funders – including Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Tudor Trust and Lankelly Chase – have an equal investment in the Getting Alongside Communities programme and a shared interest in a new approach to tackling deep-rooted social challenges.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation 2
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Lankelly Chase 2
The Tudor Trust

Get in touch

Allan Farmer
Head of Place
Twitter: @AllanDFarmer