To support this action research programme and help strengthen everyone’s activities across Swale and Medway, a two-phase Audit has been carried out and a Research Strategy drafted.
Between 1st August 2012 and 1st September 2013 this website received 3,073 unique website visitors and captured a total ‘Sign Up’ reach of 369, with a local reach of 228 (93 in Swale, 135 in Medway): 61.7% (228) of all signups come from within Swale and Medway. 10.5% (39) of all signups don’t wish to be contacted by Arts Council for research purposes. A total of 109 Community Catalyst nominations were received. Our research and data gathering continues and will help us (and you) shape a more informed programme with demographic data, national statistics and public asset and cultural information mapping. Please do explore the links above and map below:
In short, The Audit confirms that Community Catalysts do exist to help shape and drive the programme forward. Local residents have displayed a great willingness to get involved in conversations, and this has provided a solid list of local people to call upon as future advisors and engage in the programmes decision-making processes.