area-based initiative

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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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There are specific area based initiatives but these are not part of the wider strategy.
2000) Local Enterprises in Enterprising Localities: Area Based Initiatives in the UK, Regional Gateway to Europe, European Commission.

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