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Volunteering and Wellbeing during Covid19: Call for Evidence

Have you measured or collected data on the impact of volunteering during Covid-19 as part of your research or practice work? We’re interested in the impact on both individual and collective (or community) wellbeing. What is happening? We’re working with The Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake a rapid scan and synthesis of the... Find out more

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Civic Futures: Applications Open

Transformative social change has always started in and with civil society. In a world which often risks being captured by the past, we need a civic society which can be both fiercely independent in organising itself, and also truly interdependent with all those seeking to build a shared future. In London, this civic society is... Find out more

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The UpSwing

24 February 2021

5.30pm - 7pm

In Conversation with Robert Putnam, Shaylyn Romney Garrett & Special Guests February 24th 2021, 5.30pm-7.00pm GMT – online The Young Foundation and the Institute for Community Studies invite you to join the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett to discuss their new book: The Upswing, How America Came Together a... Find out more

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Welcome to the Museum of 2020

In December last year, we asked you: What object sums up your experiences of 2020? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? What ‘thing’ couldn’t you have coped without? Or has kept your spirits up? The response has been fantastic, with many of you submitting your photos of objects in... Find out more

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How diverse is the social research profession?

Social research plays an important role in understanding real-world issues and giving voice to diverse communities across the UK. But how diverse is the social research sector itself, and how representative is it of wider society? We are working with the Social Research Association, supported by Power to Change and Kantar Public, on research to... Find out more