area-based initiative

area-based initiative

A generic term for any publicly funded (UK) initiative targeting an area of social or economic disadvantage, which aims to improve the quality of life and/or the future life chances of residents and their children.
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has made a commitment to assist community-driven initiatives like Project PEARLS, a Bay Area-based initiative to help Filipinos living in the slums of Manila and elsewhere move into more dignified living circumstances.
One example is the launch of a project by Newcastle-based fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) to persuade people to seek free or grant-aided help from Northumberland Warm Zone - which is an area-based initiative bringing advice and grant assistance to those struggling to meet their living costs.
It is also condemed the scheme's capping of payments for larger farms as ``unfair discrimination'' which conflicts with the ethos of the area-based initiative.
Project PEARLS</a> is a Bay Area-based initiative that helps Filipinos who are living in the slums of Manila and other regions move into better housing conditions.
The report's authors note there are "several areas where other countries in the United Kingdom could learn from the experience of Wales, especially around its efforts to make the experience of poverty less damaging to children, the focus on area-based initiatives in deprived communities as a key means of delivering its objectives to tackle poverty, and the active role local public services are expected to take in reducing child poverty.
Coun Hardeman said: "The hub will have direct links with area-based initiatives SRB6 and Aston Pride and the local Access to Employment groups.
2001) 'Area-based initiatives and urban policy', paper presented at the conference Area-Based Initiatives and Contemporary Urban Policy, Danish Building and Urban Research and European Urban Research Association, Copenhagen, May.