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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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.
The prospect for area-based initiatives in the Northeast
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.
Equally, there is substantial evidence suggesting that stronger policy co-ordination, especially concerning planning and delivery, is urgently required in the English regions--the most powerful evidence being that contained in the Regional Co-ordination Unit's reports on area-based initiatives.
She has wide experience of area-based initiatives in Dublin, including work for the Dublin Docklands Development Authority, and the creation of a sports campus in north-west Dublin.
First, the Government sees the need for better co-ordination of area-based initiatives.
ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY FORUM CONFERENCE--MAKING AREA-BASED INITIATIVES WORK: THE GEOGRAPHICAL CHALLENGES