Webinar: Looking back, moving forward: how to fund and support community businesses

29 November 2022

This panel event explored what we have learned about supporting community businesses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VlFqL58A5I

Telling the whole story: why we must be open about the complexities of citizen science research

31 October 2022

Dr Helena Hollis says support structures can be developed to build participatory research capacities for the future.

‘In our quest for environmental sustainability, social responsibility is key’

19 October 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Previewing our upcoming report, Helen Goulden looks for the ‘S’ in ESG – and asks if political and economic turbulence could knock it into the long grass? 

‘Perceptions of “good” have shifted – and insights are stronger for it’

5 October 2022 | Authors: Zoe Dibb,

Peer research can meaningfully involve communities in generating evidence – but Zoe Dibb says more must be done to evaluate quality and effectiveness.  

£3.7m award will support universities to maximise their local impact

30 September 2022

An ambitious, three-year programme will support universities to maximise their local social and economic impact.

Civic Journey documentaries

28 September 2022

Join us at locations around the UK, where we’re screening short films made by young people exploring their civic journey At the Institute for Community Studies, we have been working across the UK to support young people aged 16 to

A community-led transition to net zero

27 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

At the Labour Party’s annual conference, we asked how we can help the UK’s most vulnerable families participate in a fair transition to a fairer, greener future?

https://youtu.be/d0vc9ofhV4s

Research on youth volunteering discussed on the Third Sector podcast

27 September 2022 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Emily Morrison discusses new research from Institute for Community Studies on the Third Sector podcast.

https://play.acast.com/s/61517939d72d490013a1158c/632c66e1b58ea30011e0b1cf

‘Change starts with people like me’

23 September 2022

Mark Pepper is driving climate action at Ambition Lawrence Weston, a housing estate on the outskirts of Bristol.

‘Communities can power a fair transition’

23 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Helen Goulden and Tim Davies-Pugh, say a fairer, greener future is not only possible, but advantageous for UK plc.

Talking transitions: the road to net zero

22 September 2022 | Authors: Jessica Redmond, Emily Morrison,

This short film hears from members of the public, to gain a greater understanding of their concerns, and find out just how much – or how little – people understand about the challenge we face on the road to net zero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDtqYiEa28Y

Navigating the ‘postcode lottery’ of volunteering opportunities

15 September 2022

Lack of opportunity, patchy citizenship education, and an outdated view of why young people engage hinder volunteering, finds a new report.

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