The Big Society Audit 2012

The Big Society Audit, which is supported by the Joseph Rowntree charitable Trust and the calouste gulbenkian Foundation UK, is the first ever audit of the changes that successive governments have been seeking to empower communities; promote social action; and open up public services.

The Audit does not seek to pass judgement on the success of the Big Society, however, it does attempt to identify the broad direction of travel and provide a baseline against which to measure future success.

It also highlights areas where particular attention is needed if the government’s goals are to be delivered.