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The Evaluation of the Post Office Diversification Fund

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  • Release date: 1 February 2012
A report on whether the fund’s objective to enable post offices to remain commercially viable has been achieved.

The PODF was established in January 2009 by the Welsh Government following the commitment to open a refocused fund for post offices in the One Wales policy document. The aim of the PODF was to encourage post offices to diversify, and improve the retail businesses attached to post offices, thereby enabling them to remain commercially viable and sustainable, and benefit local communities more widely.

The evaluation reports on whether the aims and objectives of the PODF have been achieved and makes a series of recommendations, which include making a case for continued intervention in Wales.

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