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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Understanding local patterns of volunteer activity during COVID-19: three ways to contribute your perspective to DCMS and The Young Foundation’s new research

Date: March 03 2021

 

Together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), The Young Foundation is conducting new research to understand the various ways in which volunteers have been (and continue to be) active within local authority areas across England during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research will create a greater understanding of the ways in which... Find out more

Doc Brown’s Dream & The Launch of ARIA

Date: February 19 2021

Posted by: Helen Goulden

Today we saw the announcement of the long-awaited Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), the new blue skies research agency to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies in the UK. As explained in the .gov website, ARIA will be “led by scientists who will have the freedom to identify and fund transformational science and technology at speed”.... Find out more

Volunteering and Wellbeing during Covid19: Call for Evidence

Date: February 19 2021

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

Date: January 28 2021

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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

How diverse is the social research profession?

Date: January 07 2021

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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

What will you submit to the Museum of 2020?

Date: December 16 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

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? These are the questions we’re posing in a unique new project: the Museum of 2020. Our campaign asks the British public to... Find out more

A Quick Note: Incentivising Collaboration for Social Change

Date: December 03 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

In the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about how and when great collaboration happens, and the rising desire for more systemic forms of change. It’s clear that the pandemic has brought the not-for-profit and charity sector together in new ways; with a huge increase in online gatherings to share data, experience, ambition... Find out more

Be More Michael

Date: November 25 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

Who wants to make any predictions about 2021? The internet and media will be awash with them in the coming weeks; but talk to police commissioners, local authority chief execs and those close to their communities and a “growth in tension” is mentioned with increasing regularity; largely driven by unemployment which is projected to rise... Find out more

KnowsleyFutures Project Launch

Date: November 12 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden

 

We’re delighted to be working on an exciting new project with Knowsley Council, generously funded by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, which invites people who live and work in Knowsley to share their experiences of life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and their hopes for the future, in a unique online story-telling project.... Find out more

Calling NW Tower Hamlets Residents and Groups: apply for funding and support to develop your community project or idea

Date: October 23 2020

Posted by: Isabel Young, Zain Ali

 

Communities Driving Change Small Grants supports community projects in North West Tower Hamlets to improve health and wellbeing. This fund is part of the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme funded by Tower Hamlets Council. Our CDC Small Grants will support local people, groups and organisations to get their community projects off the ground.... Find out more