We tackle the issues people tell us they care about. Involving communities in research, and delivering programmes to shape a stronger, fairer society.
Big change is coming, and young people are leading the way
Dan Farag, Director of Innovation and Practice, say meaningful solutions are led by people who’ve experienced challenges first hand.
One-size-fits all education system challenged by young people
The Big Education Challenge today announces its 15 finalists, which will be supported to develop their early-stage ideas to transform education.
‘Communities must be at the heart of a people-powered transition to net zero’
The recent independent review calls for widespread participation in our shift to low carbon living – yet government policy hasn’t changed, says Samanthi Theminimulle.
‘Young people experience violence daily – and our ideas for change will save lives’
Sharing her experiences, Annais Naylor Guerrero says fixing youth violence means urgently addressing mistrust in our broken system.
‘Vital and timely’ net zero policy research
Funding from the British Academy will drive a six-month project exploring place-sensitive participatory policy development for a ‘just transition’ to net zero.
‘With true collaboration, people can shape the places they live’
What’s on your doorstep? Helen Goulden welcomes the 15-Minute Neighbourhood concept, helping communities access the services and amenities they feel are important.
Experiencing violence is ‘inevitable’, says UK youth
Peer research with more than 4,600 10- to 20-year-olds finds young people experiencing violence and facing discrimination in communities across England and Wales
‘A conversation not a concept’
Siân Whyte shares three ways to ensure the 15-minute neighbourhood concept is location-specific, and works for both residents and councils.
Capturing the joy of music
A new project bringing Eurovision’s ‘sense of togetherness and cultural exchange’ to local communities in East London
'Investment in prevention works'
Watch our Chair, Kersten England CBE, discussing the impact of the cost of living crisis on our communities.
Driving greater participation in research
“Citizen science brings insights from traditionally ‘less heard’ voices, highlighting questions that are meaningful to people in diverse communities.”Explore our Citizen Science hub