This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Building Connections Fund (BCF) prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Building Connections Fund was the first ever government fund aimed at reducing loneliness.
It details the evaluation methods that the BCF utilised as well as the grant holders and service users’ levels of need before the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a detailed breakdown of findings for different groups and identifies those who need more support. This evaluation helped to shape recommendations for future research and policy to help those suffering with effects of loneliness.